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Introduction to Physical Oceanography
The study of the oceans as a major influence on the atmosphere and the world environment. The contrasts between the properties of the upper and deep oceans; the effects of stratification; the effect of rotation; the wind-driven gyres; the thermohaline circulation.
Sample reading list:
Pond & Pickard, Introductory Dynamical Oceanography, 2nd ed.
Pickard & Emery, Descriptive Physical Oceanography: An Introduction
Open University Course Team, Ocean Circulation (2001)
Open University Course Team, Waves, tides, and Shallow-Water Processes
Three to four problems every two weeks.
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Take Home Final Exam - 40%
Problem set(s) - 40%
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
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