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ATOC 666 Topics In Ocean Circulation (3 credits)

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

Administered by: Graduate Studies

Overview

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences : Recent observations of mesoscale and large-scale ocean circulation. Inverse methods and their application to tracer distributions and deep ocean circulation. Review of modern theoretical developments such as geostrophic turbulence, homogenization of potential vorticity, ventilated thermoclines, wind and buoyancy driven ocean circulation models, and coupled ice-ocean circulation models.

Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • 3 hours