Lecture Notes

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WEEK # TOPICS
1 Some Physical Properties of Sea Water ( PDF )
2 Rotation 101: Some Basics ( PDF )
3 Rotation 101 (cont.): Effects of Rotation on a Sphere: f- and β-planes ( PDF )

Earth’s Gravity Field and Sea Level ( PDF )

4 Ekman layers, Friction and Geostrophic Flow ( PDF )
5 Wind-Driven Circulation: Stommel’s Gyre and Sverdrup’s Balance ( PDF )
6 Stress in the Ocean ( PDF )
7 Observations of the Gulf Stream in the N. Atlantic ( PDF )
8 Global Hydrographic Climatology ( PDF )

Supporting Files
atlas_test.m ( M )
ghc_Ni.mat ( MAT - 21.1 MB )
ghc_Oxkg.mat ( MAT - 21.1 MB )
ghc_Ph.mat ( MAT - 21.1 MB )
ghc_pr.mat ( MAT - 63.4 MB )
ghc_Sil.mat ( MAT - 21.1 MB )

9 Equatorial Twists to Mid-Latitude Dynamics ( PDF )
10 The Large Scale Thermohaline Circulation: Some Thermodynamics ( PDF )
11 The Thermohaline Circulation ( PDF )
12 Another Wrinkle on Observations of the Abyssal Ocean: Geothermal Heating and Hydrothermal Vents ( PDF )
13 Tidal Forces ( PDF )
14 Introduction to “Waves” and Time Dependent Motion ( PDF )
15 Internal Waves ( PDF )
16 Final Exam

Additional Files

coriolis.m ( M )
phyprop.zip ( ZIP ) (The ZIP file contains: 38 .m files.)

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