ESP 152

Course Title: 
Coastal Oceanography

Lecture—2 hours; discussion—1 hour; laboratory—3 hours; fieldwork—3 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing or consent of the instructor; physics (Physics 9B), calculus (Mathematics 21B) and exposure to physical and chemical oceanography (Geology/Environmental Science and Policy 150A) are recommended; residence at or near Bodega Marine Laboratory required. Student must complete the application available at The oceanography of coastal waters, including bays, river plumes, nearshore and estuaries; focus on transport patterns, how they are forced and implications for ecological and environmental problems. Pertinent for students in oceanography, ecology, environmental engineering, geology and hydrology. GE credit: SciEng | SE, SL.