MAR 656: Ocean Atmosphere Dynamic

Ocean atmosphere dynamic interaction processes related to short-term and long-term climate variability. 2-layer models and physics of El Nino/southern oscillation, North Atlantic Oscillation and monsoon dynamics are discussed with the perspective of global climate change. During the semester the class will conduct a real-time monitoring experiment of the Pacific/Atlantic Ocean using the Internet. Also presented are advanced assimilation techniques of satellite (GEOSTAT, Topex/Poseidon, SeaWifs, MODAS) and in-situ data from the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) in numerical climate models.

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3.00 credits
Section 01: Graduate Lecture

Location: SMASTE-102

Class: #12586

Wed, Sep 2, 2020 - Tue, Dec 8, 2020


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