Descriptive Physical Oceanography
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.
- Two of MATH 100, MATH 101, MATH 102, MATH 109, MATH 151; and
- one of PHYS 102, PHYS 102A and PHYS 102B, PHYS 110 and PHYS 111, PHYS 112, PHYS 120.