PHYS 441

Physical Oceanography

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0

Also: EOS 431

Observations and theories explaining the wind- and buoyancy-driven circulations of the ocean. Topics include wind-forced currents; ocean-scale gyres; coastal circulation; conservation of dynamical tracers; mixing, potential energy and the resulting basin-scale overturning circulations; waves.

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Prerequisites:

Undergraduate course in Physics offered by the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science.

Schedules:
Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019

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