GEOL 0142

The Ocean Floor

The Ocean Floor
Have you wanted to view the ocean floor from a submersible? It is a dark but dynamic place. The constant interchange between water and sediments has created sedimentary drifts and mudwaves over 500 feet high! Earthquakes cause underwater mud avalanches that travel over 60 m.p.h. Hydrothermal vents along the ocean ridges host a variety of unusual plant and animal life. This course will explore the ocean depths via the classroom and will introduce the development of ocean basins, their evolution, and processes occurring within them (Not open to students who have taken GOEL 0170) 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc.
Natural Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
ECSC 0142
GEOL 0170


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