12.808 Introduction to Observational Physical Oceanography


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Results and techniques of observations of the ocean in the context of its physical properties and dynamical constraints. Emphasis on large-scale steady circulation and the time-dependent processes that contribute to it. Includes the physical setting of the ocean, atmospheric forcing, application of conservation laws, description of wind-driven and thermohaline circulation, eddy processes, and interpretive techniques.

This class has no prerequisites.

12.808 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by J. Westwater.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Introduction to Observational Physical Oceanography site or on the 12.808 Stellar site.

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