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Physical Oceanography
Lectures Schedule for Spring 2004

This is a general outline of the material that will be discussed each day, and we will probably deviate from it as the course progresses. It is meant to be an overview of the topics to be discussed in roughly the order they will be discussed. Some topics may take more or less time than listed.


January 20, 2004 - A Voyage of Discovery and The Historical Setting

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January 22, 2004 - The Physical Setting and Atmospheric Influences

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January 27, 2004 - Oceanic Heat Budgets I

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January 29, 2004 - Oceanic Heat Budgets II

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  • Latent and sensible heat fluxes
  • Direct and indirect calculation of heat fluxes

    See moisture stream from the tropics into mid-latitudes where it falls as rain in this visualization from the Visualization Group at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Other months and information about the model used to generate the visualization are at the National Center for Atmospheric Research Community Climate Mode page.

February 3, 2004 - Oceanic Heat and Fresh Water Budgets III

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Homework 2 Due

February 5, 2004 - Temperature, Salinity and Density

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February 10, 2004 - Measurement of Temperature, Salinity, and Density

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February 12, 2004 - Quiz 1

February 17, 2004 - Film Showing Our Best Visualization of the Ocean's Circulation

Film: Temperature, salinity and currents in the ocean from eddy-resolving numerical model.

February 19, 2004 - No Class Today

February 24, 2004 - Equations of Motion

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February 26, 2004 - Equations of Motion and Influence of Viscosity

No recorded lecture today due to equipment trouble.

March 2, 2004 - Stability in the Ocean

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March 4, 2004 - Response of the Upper Ocean to Winds

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March 9, 2004 - Geostrophic Currents and Satellite Altimetry

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March 11, 2004 - Surface Geostrophic Currents

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March 15, 2004 to March 19, 2004 - Spring Break!

March 23, 2004 - No class today

March 25, 2004 - Sverdrup Circulation of the Upper Ocean

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March 30, 2004 - Observed Circulation of the Atlantic

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April 1, 2004 - Vorticity and Circulation of the Upper Ocean

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  • Basin-scale theory: Munk's solution
  • Vorticity, role of vorticity in ocean dynamics
  • Ekman pumping of the interior circulation
  • Western boundary currents: The role of vorticity
  • Conservation of potential vorticity, topographic steering

    Watch an ocean spin up as calculated from a numerical model generated by oceanographers at Oregon State University. The output shows the stream function of the sea surface of a rectangular basin after wind is turned on, showing the development of a basin-wide circulation and a western-boundary current.

April 6, 2004 - Deep Circulation of the Ocean

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  • T/S diagrams & core method, water masses, and tracers;
  • Water masses: Examples from the Atlantic
  • Deep circulation: the Stommel-Arons' theory
  • Meridional overturning circulation and climate

April 8, 2004 - Equatorial Circulation andEl Niño

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  • Why the equatorial Pacific is important for meteorology
  • Equatorial currents and the equatorial undercurrent
  • El Niño: Global air-sea interaction

    Additional Reading: See the on-line tutorial describing El Niño and its impacts maintained by the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory of NOAA or A Quick Guide toEl Niño maintained by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

    Homework 7 Due

April 13, 2004 - QUIZ-2

April 15, 2004 - Numerical Models of the Circulation

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April 16, 2004 - QUIZ-2 for DE student

April 20, 2004 - Ocean Wave Theory and Spectra

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  • Waves: Theory of surface waves
  • Shallow and deep water approximations
  • Phase and group velocity, energy density, wave height
  • Calculation of ocean-wave spectra

    Homework 8 Due

April 22, 2004 - Ocean Waves Forecasting and Measurements

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April 27, 2004 - Coastal Processes

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Hawaiian Big Waves: National Geographic Magazine has an interesting article on surfing monster waves at Jaws, Maui Hawaii. A full description of what causes the monster waves, including information on calculating wave refraction and breaking waves at Jaws is provided by Robert A. Dalrymple at the University of Delaware.

Tsunamis:

Storm Surges: The Electronic Storm Surge Atlas shows just what a storm surge would do to buildings in various locations in North Carolina.

Homework 9 Due

April 29, 2004 - Tides

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May 11, 2004 - FINAL EXAMINATION 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Revised on: 5 September, 2004

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