Introduction to Physical Oceanography
The course provides a basic introduction to the principles that govern the large-scale flow in the oceans. A major emphasis is on describing various physical phenomena using quantitative mathematical tools.
The course deals with the following elements: Basic properties of a
fluid and stratification effects, the derivation of simplified sets of
equation describing large-scale oceanic flows, and the description of
geostrophic flows, thermal wind, frictional effects, and basic theory of
wind-driven ocean gyres.
Teaching is given mainly in the form of lectures and calculation exercises.