ATOC5051, Spring 2010

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

Reading Assignment 8

This reading assignment covers the quasi-buoyancy-driven meridional overturning circulation.

  1. Chapter 13 of Robert H. Stewart's Introduction to Physical Oceanography.
  2. Geoff Vallis's Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics, Chapter 15.
  3. Cushman-Roisin and Beckers's Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Chapter 20.4-20.5.
  4. Tomczak and Godfrey's Regional Oceanography: An Introduction, Chapter 5.

The reading quiz is due by class time. It can be accessed through CULearn.

Optional additional reading may be useful for the assignment: