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Introduction to Physical Oceanography

Course
Master’s level
4 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
33%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-11963
Tuition
Full education cost: 7 933 SEK
First payment: 7 933 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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Summary

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.

About

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.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

For admission to the course, 120 credits of completed courses within natural sciences are required, including 15 credits in mathematics (analysis and linear algebra), 15hp in physics (mechanics, thermodynamic) and Basics of Fluid Mechanics 7.5 credits or equivalent.

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.