ATOC5051, Fall 2008

Intro to Physical Oceanography, or Notions for the Motions of the Oceans

Reading Assignment 6

This reading assignment covers the wind-driven overturning circulation.

  1. Geoff Vallis's Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics, Chapter 14.
  2. Cushman-Roisin and Beckers's Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Chapter 20.1-20.3.

The reading quiz is due by 11AM (class time) on 10/21. It can be accessed through CULearn.

Optional additional reading may be useful for the assignment:

  1. Introduction to Fox-Kemper, B., Eddies and Friction: Removal of Vorticity from the Wind-Driven Gyre