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2021-2022 Catalog
CWR 4009: Oceanography/ Meteorology

Course Description for Oceanography/ Meteorology

CWR4009: Oceanography/ Meteorology

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, frictional and inertial boundary regimes and thermohaline circulation.