Also: PHYS 441
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.
- Either EOS 225, or two of MATH 200, MATH 201, MATH 204, MATH 205; and
- one of PHYS 102, PHYS 102A and PHYS 102B, PHYS 110 and PHYS 111, PHYS 112, PHYS 120; or
- permission of the school.