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 be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by M. Andres and G. Gebbie (WHOI).

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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