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MASC 426: Ocean Dynamics and Regional Oceanography

Ocean mass-heat budgets. Ocean fluid dynamics: Coriolis effect, Ekman transport, Ekman pumping, geostrophy, Rossby and Kelvin waves, westward intensification, Sverdrup balance. Deep sea processes: Ocean waves, tides, thermohaline processes, vertical...

MASC 425: Marine Sedimentology

Sedimentary materials and their origin: Terrigenous clastic particles, sedimentary carbonates, silica, phosphates, organic matter, evaporites. Marine sedimentology and sedimentary petrology. Properties of sedimentary particles: Grain size, shape, surface and...

MASC 424: Introductory Marine Meteorology

The Earth and its Atmosphere; Temperature & Energy; Heat budget of the ocean; Seasonal and Daily Temperatures; Air-sea-land interactions; Atmospheric water; Condensation; Atmospheric Stability & Cloud Development; Precipitation; The Atmosphere in...

MASC 423: Coastal Management

Introduction to the coastal zone and its resources. Principles of coastal zone management. Coastal profile of West Africa – ecosystems, current issues, socio-economic status, etc. Natural and anthropogenic impacts on the coastal zone. Case studies on...

MASC 422: Marine Geophysics

Creation, evolution and destruction of ocean basins. Continental margins and sea floor. Plate Tectonics. Basic principles of seismology. Application of geophysical techniques in sea floor studies. . Basic principles of seismic data acquisition and processing...

MASC 421: Marine Hydrography and Cartography

Introduction & history of mapping, sea bed type and subbottom profiling, circulation and water movements, waves and tides measurements, sidescan sonar, multibeam bathymetry theory and application (multibeam data processing) , Depth soundings, hydrographic...

MASC 419: Marine Affairs

International conventions (e.g. United Nation Convention on the Law of the Sea, Ramsar Convention, Convention on Biodiversity, Marine Pollution Convention, Convention for International Trade in Endangered Species of the Wild). FAO Code of Conduct for...

MASC 418: Current Research in Oceanography

Acquaintance with current research in Oceanography through seminars, audio-visuals, article review etc. Experts in the subject will be invited to give presentations to students on selected topics.

MASC 417: Oceanographic Data Management

Oceanography today, Information Technology and Scientific Communication, Principles of Data Management, Oceanographic Data Management Process. Principles of Information Management, Oceanographic Information Management Process.

MASC 416: Coastal Ecosystems of West Africa

Ecosystesm of the coast of West Africa– wetlands including estuaries, lagoons, and mangroves; shores (muddy, sandy and rocky), beach rocks, sand dunes etc. Distinguishing features of the coasts. Threats and adaptations of ecosystems to anthropogenic and...

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