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CEV 246E - Marine and Lake Sciences

Course Objectives

1. To introduce the fundamental concepts of marine ecosystems,
2. to introduce the fundamental concepts of freshwater ecosystems,
3. to provide the ability of applying the knowledge of marine and freshwater systems gained in the course in understanding and solving problems encountered in Environmental Engineering

Course Description

Introduction to marine and lake sciences. Specifications of water. Temperature, salinity and density profiles. Solar radiation and its importance. Mixing in marine environments. Marine biology. Lake morphometry. Importance of mixing and thermal stratification in lakes. Dissolved oxygen and nutrient sources and profiles. Eutrophication. Acidification. Stream order. Wetland classification. Major biogeochemical cycles (carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, dissolved oxygen).

Course Coordinator
Melike Gürel
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