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.
- Chapter 13 of Robert H. Stewart's Introduction to Physical Oceanography.
- Geoff Vallis's Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics, Chapter 15.
- Cushman-Roisin and Beckers's Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Chapter 20.4-20.5.
- 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: