Course
Overview
Application
of the laws of physics to the study of the properties and
circulation of the world’s oceans. Physical description of the
sea; physical properties of sea water; forcing and the
equations of motion; boundary processes; waves; thermohaline
circulation; variability; instrumentation and observation.
Prerequisites:
the mathematics and physics required for admission to the
graduate curriculum at RSMAS, or consent of the instructor. It
will be assumed that you know Newton’s 3 Laws, linear and
angular momentum conservation, derivatives and partial
derivatives, integrals, scalars and vectors, gradient,
divergence, and curl.