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ATOC 215 Oceans, Weather and Climate (3 credits)

Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences (Faculty of Science)


Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences : Laws of motion, geostrophic wind, gradient wind. General circulation of the atmosphere and oceans, local circulation features. Air-sea interaction, including hurricanes and sea-ice formation, extra-tropical weather systems and fronts, role of the atmosphere and oceans in climate.

Terms: Winter 2011

Instructors: Man K Yau (Winter)

  • Winter

  • 3 hours lecture

  • Prerequisite: ATOC 214