GETh 203: Oceanography and Marine Environment

Course IDCourse NameInstructorRoom NumberTime
GETh 203Oceanography and Marine EnvironmentDr. M. Shahidul Islam2032:30-4:50 P.M. (Monday), 9:00-9:50 A.M. (Wednesday)

1 Oceanography: Introduction, Definition, Scope and relation with other subjects.

2 Relief of the Ocean: Continental Shelves & Slope, Ocean floor of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean

3 Ocean Sediments: Source of Sediments, Types, Characteristics, Depositional Environments.

4 Ocean Temperature:- Temperature Change, Causes, Vertical and Horizontal Distribution, Implication.

5 Ocean Salinity: Salinity Change, Causes, Distribution and Implication.

6 Ocean Currents: Causes, Types, Ocean Current in Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean.

7 Tide: Causes and Effects.

8 Waves: Causes, Characteristics, Wave Actions.

9 Storm surges and cyclones, characteristics, environmental consequences and management.

10 Sea-level Change: Definition, Causes, Past, Present and Future Trends of S. L. Changes, Consequences of S. L. changes.

11 Marine Environment: Marine climatic Zone, EL-Nino, La-Nina Ocean pollution, Man-Ocean relation, Ocean Policy, Organization.

12 Ocean Resources: Fisheries, Minerals and Power resources, Marine resources of Bangladesh.

13 Coral Reef: Types, Formation, Characteristics, Importance and Global distribution

14 Ocean Policy: Law of the Ocean, International Organization, EEZ. Ocean Resource Utilization

15 Bay of Bengal with emphasis on EEZ of Bangladesh and estuaries: Resource Utilization, SL. Change of Bangladesh. Govt. policy on Bay of Bengal.

Suggested Readings:
Bhatt, J.J., Oceangraphy, D. Van Nostrand Company,New York.
King, C.A.M., Oceanography for Geographers, Edwin Arnold Publishers Ltd. London
Sharma, R.C. and Vatal, M. Oceanography for Geographers, Chaitanya Publishing House, Allahabad, India.
Carson, R.J., The Sea Around, Staples Press Ltd. London.
Engel, L., The Sea, Time Incorporated, London.

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