2.011 | Spring 2006 | Undergraduate

Introduction to Ocean Science and Engineering


The table below provides information on the course’s lecture (L), and lab (Lab) sessions.

L1 Introduction to Ocean Systems and Engineering

L2 Sea Floor; Measurements in the Ocean; Accuracy of Measurements

L3 Atmospheric Effects on the Ocean; Wind and Heat

Lab 1 SeaPerch II ROV: Introduction to SeaPerch, Construction Plan, Lab Procedures Homework 1 due
L4 Ocean Seawater Properties

Lab 2 SeaPerch II: Building and Motors

Lab 3 Extra SeaPerch II Lab Session, In Place of Lecture: Building Motors and Electronics (cont.)

L5 Light Propagation in the Ocean Homework 2 due
Lab 4 SeaPerch II: Continue Work

L6 Sound Propagation in the Ocean: Basics, Speed of Sound, Sound Channel

L7 Acoustics 1

Lab 5 SeaPerch II: Completion

L8 Acoustics 2 Homework 3 due
L9 Acoustics 3

Lab 6 Field/Pool Test of SeaPerch II ROV

L10 Acoustics 4

L11 Introduction to GFD; Conservation of Mass/Momentum/Energy Homework 4 due
Lab 7 Start Final Project

Exam 1 (In-class)

L12 Turbulence, Scaling, Boundary Layers

Lab 8 Final Project (cont.)

L13 Ocean Mixing and Stability

L14 Coriolis Force and Ekman Forcing Homework 5 due
Lab 9 Final Project (cont.)

L15 Geostrophic Flows 1

Lab 10 Final Project (cont.)

L16 Geostrophic Flows 2 Homework 6 due
L17 Measuring Currents: Lagrangian vs. Eulerian

Lab 11 Final Project: Testing

L18 Deep Ocean Circulation

L19 El Nino and La Nina Homework 7 due
Lab 12 Final Project: Testing, Integration with ROV

L20 Coastal Processes: Tsunamis

Exam 2 (take home) out

Lab 13 Final Project: Testing Complete ROV System

L21 Guest Lecture: Hydrothermal Vents in the Ocean Exam 2 (take home) due
L22 Guest Lecture: Chemical Sensing in the Ocean

Lab 14 Final Presentations

L23 Trip to WHOI: Launch ROV and Visit WHOI Labs

Course Info

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Spring 2006
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