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.

  1. Geoff Vallis's Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics, Chapters 2.8-2.9, 3.
  2. Cushman-Roisin and Beckers's Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Chapters 11, 12.1-12.6, and 15.1.
  3. Tomczak and Godfrey's Regional Oceanography: An Introduction, Chapters 2 and 3
  4. 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:

  1. Joe Pedlosky's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Chapter 2.