Week | Tuesday | Thursday | Reading Chapters | Assignments |
1 |
8/28: Vast & Diverse |
8/30: Exploration |
Stewart 1, 2, 6 Tomczak & Godfrey 2 | Assgn. 1 Plans 8/29 |
2 |
9/04: Modern Observations |
9/06: S, T, p, Density |
Vallis 1.1-1.3 Siedler et al. 2.1, 3.1-3.3 Emery et al. 6 Sverdrup et al. 10 | Assgn. 1 Due 9/07 |
3 |
9/11: Estuarine Budgets (V&S) |
9/13: Estuarine Budgets (T) |
Gill 1, 2 Stewart 5 Emery et al. 5 | Assgn. 1 Review 9/12 Assgn. 2 Plans 9/14 |
4 |
9/14: Global Budgets |
9/16: Thermodynamics & Pot'l Density | Vallis 1 | Assgn. 2 Due 9/17 |
5 |
9/25: Momentum |
9/27: Momentum & Rotation | Pedlosky 1, 2 | Assgn. 2 Review 9/26 Assgn. 3 Plans 9/28 |
6 |
10/02: Taylor-Proudman |
10/04: Turbulence, Friction & Ekman |
Cushman-Roisin 5 Stewart 9, 12 | Assgn. 3 Due 10/05 |
7 |
10/09: Ekman |
10/11: Geostrophy | Vallis 2 | Assgn. 3 Review 10/10 Assgn. 4 Plans 10/12 |
8 |
10/16: Rotating Tank |
10/18: Rotating Tank | Vallis 2 | Assgn. 4 Due 10/19 |
9 |
10/23: Sverdrup |
10/25: Munk & Stommel |
Cushman-Roisin 8 | Assgn. 4 Review 10/24 Assgn. 5 Plans 10/26 |
10 |
10/30: Inertia & Luyten, Pedlosky, Stommel |
11/01: Thermal Wind from Vorticity | Assgn. 5 Due 11/02 | |
11 |
11/06: Boussinesq, Thermal Wind, Margules |
11/08: Isopycnal Layer Models |
Cushman-Roisin 12 | Assgn. 5 Review 11/07 Assgn. 6 Plans 11/09 |
12 |
11/11: Bill Large |
11/13: PV & Rossby Adjustment | Assgn. 6 Due 11/16 | |
13 |
11/20: Fall Break |
11/22: Fall Break | Fall Break | |
14 |
11/27: Waves: Dispersion, Group & Phase Velocity |
11/29: Gravity, Poincare, and Kelvin Waves | Cushman-Roisin & Beckers 9 | Assgn. 6 Review 11/28 Assgn. 7 Plans 11/30 |
15 |
12/04: Markus Jochum |
12/06: Rossby Waves | Cushman-Roisin & Beckers 9 | Assgn. 7 Due 12/07 |
16 |
12/11: Baroclinic Waves |
12/13: Summary | Assgn. 7 Review 12/12 | |
Web Resources and TextsRobert H. Stewart's Introduction to Physical Oceanography Tomczak and Godfrey's Regional Oceanography: An Introduction Lynne Talley's SIO 210: Intro to Physical Oceanography Ferrari and Joyce's MIT 12.808: Intro to Physical Oceanography AGU/GRL Article Length Tool Cushman-Roisin's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Cushman-Roisin and Beckers's Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Emery, Talley, and Pickard's Descriptive Physical Oceanography Adrian Gill's Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics Joe Pedlosky's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Sverdrup, Johnson, and Fleming's The Ocean Siedler, Church & Gould's WOCE Volume, Geoff Vallis's Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics Wunsch's The Ocean Inverse Problem |
Image from Siedler et al. 2001. |