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2019-2020 Catalog
CGN 6335: Advanced Oceanography & Meteorology

Course Description for Advanced Oceanography & Meteorology

CGN6335: Advanced Oceanography & Meteorology
3
Prerequisite:  MAC2311
Description: In this course students will examine physical characteristics, processes, and dynamics of the global ocean to understand circulation patterns and how they relate to ocean biology, chemistry, and climate change. Students will learn about total energy balance, role of eddy fluxes, inference of mean meridional circulation, diagnosis of time-mean flow, climate and its variability, theories of wind-driven circulation, Sverdrup solution, frictional and inertial boundary regimes and thermohaline circulation.