Phil Farquharson's Oceanography Teaching Page

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Physical Oceanography, Spring 2016
End of a very short era...
LJ Beach and Tennis Club

Things to ponder before taking an online class:

PowerPoint Presentations

Here's a link to the Chapter PowerPoints:
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Powerpoint Handouts, in Flash and outline (PDF) format
these are based on Trujillo & Thurman, 11th edition

Many animations, plus voice-overs! (10th edition of the text)
Click here (new window)


Volcanoes of the Deep Sea Writing Assignment (archive)

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

  • Read about SEAPLEX (Scripps Environmental Accumulation of Plastic Expedition) Project HERE.
  • See the Scripps Exploration Magazine article HERE.
  • Oprah Shines Light on Great Pacific Garbage Patch: HERE new window)
  • Capt. Charles Moore on the seas of plastic: HERE. new window)
(a life-changing book for me!)
How One Man’s Obsession with Runaway Sneakers and Rubber Ducks Revolutionized Ocean Science by Curtis Ebbesmeyer and Eric Scigliano
Book's web site
Word ot the day: Nurdles! (look at the Videos)
Websites of some interesting oceans-related videos:

The Big Chill Homework Assignment (fall 2009)
A Few General Local References:
A Few General Oceanography Links:

Welcome !!!

Honest-to-gosh FINAL Page update 4 December 2017