The [course_title] course teaches the fundamentals of Observational physical oceanography. The discussion will be given on physical description of the sea, the physical properties of seawater, methods and measurements, wind-driven ocean circulation, abyssal ocean circulation, boundary processes, and Stress in the Ocean. Other topics included in the course are Global Hydrographic Climatology, Large Scale Thermohaline Circulation, Thermodynamics circulations, Geothermal Heating and Hydrothermal Vents, “Waves” and Time-Dependent Motion and wave motions, internal waves, etc.
This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.
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Course Credit: MIT
|lec 1 Some Physical Properties of Sea Water||00:20:00|
|lec 2 Rotation 101 Some Basics||00:15:00|
|lec 3 Rotation 101 (cont.) Effects of Rotation on a Sphere f- and β-planes||00:15:00|
|lec 4 Earth’s Gravity Field and Sea Level||00:10:00|
|lec 5 Ekman layers, Friction and Geostrophic Flow||00:15:00|
|lec 6 Wind-Driven Circulation Stommel’s Gyre and Sverdrup’s Balance||00:15:00|
|lec 7 Stress in the Ocean||00:15:00|
|lec 8 Observations of the Gulf Stream in the N. Atlantic||00:15:00|
|lec 9 Global Hydrographic Climatology||00:20:00|
|lec 10 Equatorial Twists to Mid-Latitude Dynamics||00:15:00|
|lec 11 The Large Scale Thermohaline Circulation Some Thermodynamics||00:15:00|
|lec 12 The Thermohaline Circulation||00:05:00|
|lec 13 Another Wrinkle on Observations of the Abyssal Ocean Geothermal Heating and Hydrothermal Vents||00:05:00|
|lec 14 Tidal Forces||00:15:00|
|lec 15 Introduction to Waves and Time Dependent Motion||00:40:00|
|lec 16 Internal Waves||00:10:00|
|Submit Your Assignment||00:00:00|
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