This is part of our Campus Spotlight on the Global Water Initiative at the University of Virginia.
Studies the physical properties, processes, and structure of the oceans; mass and energy budgets; methods of measurements; and the nature and theory of ocean currents, waves, and tides in the open sea, near shore and in estuaries.
Ocean Circulation, Angela Colling (Ed.), The Open University*
Waves, Tides and Shallow-Water Processes, 2nd Edition, The Open University*
*Please note, these books are out of print and therefore the bookstore does not have them. However, they are widely available online.
|22 Jan||Introduction: Earth-ocean-atmosphere system||Ch. 1, Ocean Circulation|
|29 Jan||The atmosphere and the ocean||Ch. 2, Ocean Circulation|
|5 Feb||Ocean currents||Ch. 3, Ocean Circulation|
|12 Feb||The major current systems||Ch. 4-5, Ocean Circulation|
|19 Feb||Global fluxes and deep circulation||Ch. 6, Ocean Circulation|
|26 Feb||Waves||Ch. 1, Waves and Tides|
|5 March||Spring recess (no classes)||covers Ch. 1-6, Ocean Circ.|
|3 Mar||Tides||Ch. 2, Waves and Tides|
|10 Mar||Mid-term exam|
|17 Mar||Shallow water environments||Ch. 3, Waves and Tides|
|24 Mar||Sediment transport||Ch. 4, Waves and Tides|
|31 Mar||Beach dynamics||Ch. 5, Waves and Tides|
|7 Apr||Estuaries and coral reefs||Ch. 6, Waves and Tides|
|14 Apr||Deltas||Ch. 7, Waves and Tides|
|21 Apr||Shelf seas||Ch. 8, Waves and Tides|
|28 Apr||Review session for final exam|
Published on December 11, 2018.