Introduction to modeling biogeochemical and physical oceanic processes by building a coupled model of the Pacific to investigate physical effects on plankton blooms. Students learn ecosystem dynamics, basic numerical methods, and programming. A-F only. GES majors only. Pre: (OCN/ATMO 310 or GES 311 or PHYS 272, and OCN/ERTH 312) with a minimum grade of B-. (Fall only)