ATOC5051, Spring 2010
Intro to Physical Oceanography, or Notions for the Motions of the Oceans
Reading Assignment 5
This reading assignment covers Stratification, Thermal Wind & Margules relations.
- Geoff Vallis's Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics, Chapters 2.8-2.9, 3.
- Cushman-Roisin and Beckers's Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Chapters 11, 12.1-12.6, and 15.1.
- Tomczak and Godfrey's Regional Oceanography: An Introduction, Chapters 2 and 3
- Stratified Flow Movie (Needs Realplayer).
The reading quiz is due by class time. It can be accessed through CULearn.
Optional additional reading may be useful for the assignment:
- Joe Pedlosky's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Chapter 2.