The College of the Redwoods offers two different science focused associate degrees,
As well as a series of Science Transfer Prep courses that are designed to help students transfer to a 4-college as a junior. Students completing Associate Degrees in Science or Science Exploration or the Science Transfer Prep Courses are able to transition to a CSU and successfully complete their Bachelor’s Degree.
Oceanography is an interdisciplinary science that includes Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, and Atmospheric Sciences.
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.
Atmosphere Ocean Interaction
Atmospheric & Oceanic Science
Breaker (Breaking Wave)
Deep-Sea Sediments (oozes)
Density of Seawater
Global Carbon Cycle
Oceanic Heat Content (OHC)
Sea Level Rise
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.