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An Introduction to Physical Oceanography
Version 2 September 2000
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Introduction 1: An opening lecture.
Introduction 2: Qualitative description and quantitative science.
Lecture 1: Introduction, projections, ocean topography.
Lecture 2: Objects of study in physical oceanography, the geographical framework.
Lecture 3: Properties of seawater, the concept of salinity.
Lecture 4: The global oceanic heat and mass (freshwater) budgets. *
Lecture 5: Depth distribution of temperature, salinity and nutrients; stratification.
Lecture 6: Aspects of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics. *
Lecture 7: Thermohaline processes, water masses. *
Lecture 8: The ocean and climate. *
Lecture 9: Wave classification, dispersion, wind waves. *
Lecture 10: Long waves: tsunamis, seiches, internal waves. *
Lecture 11: Long waves: tides. *
Lecture12: Estuaries. *
Lecture13: Oceanographic instrumentation. *
Exercises in Physical Oceanography
Shelf and Coastal Oceanography
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