Introduction to Observational Physical Oceanography

A computer rendering of ocean data.

An ocean color map of the Pacific Ocean as of July 31st, 1993. (Image courtesy of NASA.)

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12.808

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Fall 2004

Level

Graduate

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Observational physical oceanography includes topics such as the  physical description of the sea, the physical properties of seawater, methods and measurements, wind-driven ocean circulation, abyssal ocean circulation, boundary processes, and wave motions.

Ferrari, Raffaele, and Terrence Joyce. 12.808 Introduction to Observational Physical Oceanography, Fall 2004. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/earth-atmospheric-and-planetary-sciences/12-808-introduction-to-observational-physical-oceanography-fall-2004 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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