12.862 Coastal Physical Oceanography


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Introduction to the dynamics of flow over the continental shelf, nearshore, and estuaries, emphasizing both theory and observations. Content varies somewhat according to student and staff interests. Possible topics include fronts, buoyant plumes, surface and bottom boundary layers, wind-driven upwelling, coastal-trapped waves, internal waves, quasi-steady flows, high-latitude shelf processes, tides, and shelf-open ocean interactions.

This class has 12.800 as a prerequisite.

12.862 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by R. Todd and D. Ralston (WHOI).

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

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