Descriptive Physical Oceanography
Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-3
An introduction to the geography of Earth's fluid ocean and the physics that govern it. Topics include fundamental physical variables and their distribution, air/sea interaction, water masses and their formation, large-scale ocean dynamics, equatorial and coastal physical oceanography, and interactions between physical, chemical, and biological processes in the ocean. Participation in a single-day oceanographic cruise is expected.
Prerequisites: Two of MATH 100, 101, 102, 151; one of PHYS 102, 112, 120.
Undergraduate course in Earth and Ocean Sciences offered by the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences in the Faculty of Science.