ATOC5051, Fall 2010

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

Reading Assignment 9

This reading assignment covers the buoyancy and wind-driven ocean circulation theories.

  1. Geoff Vallis's Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics, Chapter 16.
  2. Cushman-Roisin and Beckers's Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Chapter 20.6.

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 Ocean Circulation Theory Chapters 3, 4.