The College of the Redwoods offers several different associate of science (A.S.) degrees,
Oceanography is an interdisciplinary science that includes Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, and Atmospheric Sciences. As an interdisciplinary science, Oceanography is applicable to the degrees listed above. The A.S. degrees that are designed to support students going on to a 4-year college to earn a Bachelor's Degree are specifically noted with "for Transfer" after the degree name.
Please note that the list presented above only includes the A.S. degrees that relate to Oceanography. There are science A.S. degrees in anthropology, sociology, psychology, etc. that are not listed.
Below is a list of search terms to help students research Oceanography topics. Other terms may be useful in addition to those listed below. Consult your textbook, class notes, or assignment guidelines for topic ideas.
Use specific words. Use only one or two words. Try both plural and singular forms. Try varying combinations. Try words for specific issues relevant to the topic.Try both technical and common usage words. Try names of relevant places or persons.
Abyssal Plain Gulf Stream Paleoceanography
Atmosphere Ocean Interaction Internal Tides Plate Tectonics
Atmospheric & Oceanic Science Intertidal Physical Oceanography
Beach Land Breeze Reef
Biogeochemical Oceanography Longshore Drift Salinity
Breaker (Breaking Wave) Manganese Nodules Sandbar
Chemical Oceanography Magnetic Patterns Sea Breeze
Climatology Marine Geodesy Sea Floor
Coastal Marine Geology Sea Level Rise
Coastal Geography Marine Biology Subduction
Coasts Marine Ecology Submarine Geology
Continental Margin Marine Pollution Spit
Continental Shelf Marine Sediment Spring Tide
Convection Maritime Surf
Crest Maritime Climate Thermohaline Circulation
Deep-Sea Sediments (oozes) Mid-Ocean Ridge Thermal Expansion
Density of Seawater Naval Science Tide
Downwelling Neap Tide Tidal Plain
Ebb (Tidal) Ocean(s) Trench
Eddies Ocean Chemistry Trough
Fetch Ocean Current Underwater Exploration
Flow (Tidal) Oceanic Heat Content (OHC) Upwelling
Geomorphology Ocean Engineering Waves
Geological Oceanography Ocean Engineering Wetlands
Global Carbon Cycle Oceanology Wind
One of the two most commonly used citation styles for Oceanography was developed by the American Geophysical Union (https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en.html) and is referred to as AGU Style Guide. The AGU Style Guide follows the American Psychological Association (APA) style guide’s grammar, punctuation, table formatting, citations, and references – with some exceptions.
For the full AGU Style Guide visit, https://publications.agu.org/agu-grammar-and-style-guide/
For the brief AGU Style Guide visit, https://publications.agu.org/brief-guide-agu-style-grammar/
The other citation format is the Association for the Sciences of Liminology and Oceanography (ASLO) style that is based on this academic, peer-reviewed journal’s citation format, http://aslopubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/hub/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1939-5590/about/author-guidelines.html.
RefMe (https://www.refme.com/acs-citation-machine/) is a bibliographic tool that can be used as an android app or as a website that can be accessed with a computer or tablet. RefMe can help you create and save AGU and ASLO citations and is the best free tool to help you create accurate citations in AGU and/or ASLO formats. You will need to go to the “view more guides" page (http://www.citethisforme.com/guides).
NoodleTools is a free citation and research assistant utility that can help with formatting citations in APA, Chicago, and MLA Styles, which are accepted by most faculty at the college, and supported by tutors and librarians. The APA format is used for most science, technical, social, and behaviorial science courses. Please confirm with your instructor what style is required for your assignments.