SO503 Spring 2016 Syllabus (2/8/2016)

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We will use EOS as the source for many of the readings for the course, and this syllabus will be updated as the semester progresses. Some of the labs may be modified to relate to concepts in EOS.

Week Mon Tues (lab) Wed Deliverables Key concepts
1 1/12
Course Intro (Monday schedule)
1/13
Lab 1 starts
2 1/18

1/19
Henderson research ops

Lab 1
1/20
MatLab version of Lab 1
Lab 1 due in Dropbox by 1000 Wed
  • ASCII files, delimited and columns
  • Types on the computer
  • Filtering and smoothing
  • Trig on the computer
  • If-then-else
3 1/25 1/26
MatLab version of Lab 1
1/27

Ray Lee research ops

Anatomy of a Scientific Paper
  • Paper
  • Appendix
  • Discuss the parts of a scientific paper
  • Discuss the citation style used in science, and the preponderance of journal articles in the references cited
  • Discuss the weaving of geology, biology, climatology, and GIS in this paper's tracing of past climates and snakehead distribution.
  • Paper analysis checklists
4 2/1
GIS version of Lab 1
2/2 2/3  Scientific societies
MatLab Wind
Lab 2 due in Dropbox by 1000 Mon
  • AGU
  • GSA
  • AMS
  • Discuss the role of scientific professional societies in holding meetings, publishing papers, and publishing newsletters.
  • Describe the funding of scientific research with grants, and the difference between "hard" and "soft" money.
  • Understand the role of "big science" versus individual research projects.
  • Know the major funding agencies for earth sciences: NSF and ONR, and the difference between NRL and ONR.
5 2/8 2/9
2/10
Lab 3 due in Dropbox by 1000 Tues
X-week 6 2/15
2/16
2/17

Exam 1

Lab 4 due in Dropbox by 1000 Tues
7 2/22
Matlab Cross Correlation
2/23
Matlab Cross Correlation
2/24
8 2/29 3/1
Ice Goat meets Moby Dick
3/2
Lab 5 due in Dropbox by 1000 Wed
9 3/7
Matlab and Lidar Point Clouds
3/8 3/9
Spring break 3/14
3/15 3/16 Lab 6 due in Dropbox by 1000 Wed
Lab 7 due in Dropbox by 1200 Friday
10 3/21 3/22
CTD station locations
3/23
11 3/28 3/29 3/30
CTD station locations
Paper topic due by 1000 Thursday
X-week 12 3/4 4/5
4/6
Exam 2
13 4/11
4/12 4/13
CTD station extraction, part 1
Reference list, correctly formatted
14 4/18 4/19 4/20
CTD station extraction, part 2
CTD station extraction, part 1 due Monday 0955
CTD station extraction, part 2 due Friday 1630
15 4/25 4/26 4/27
CTD station extraction, part 3
CTD station extraction, part 3 due Friday 1630
16 5/2
Paper due
5/3
Last day classes
5/4 Paper due Monday
Exams 5/9 5/10
Exam 1930
5/11 5/12
Makeup exam