Syllabus: The Dynamics of Oceans
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.