MAR 645: Ocean Circulation & Modeling - fall

Prereq: PHY 550/MAR 555

Theories of ocean circulation, including wind-driven and thermohaline components, and their numerical modeling. The concepts of geostrophy, Sverdrup-to-Strommel dynamics, stratification, rotation, and diffusion processes are discussed for the general circulation features in all three world oceans. Primitive equation-based numerical modeling experiments are discussed for the global-scale, basin-scale, regional-scale, and feature-based models.

2023 Fall
12749 01 Lecture 15 3.00
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Prereq: PHY 550/MAR 555
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Class instruction mode: In Person