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ERSC305 - Ocean and Atmospheric Dynamics

 

This course will explore the fluid mechanical principles guiding the atmosphere and ocean on a global scale. We will examine the inherit variables in the equations of motion, hydrostatic equations, and balanced flow principles. An examination of the atmospheric general circulation will be discussed including vertical and horizontal structure of temperature, pressure and density as well as a discussion on the dynamics of convection. Ocean dynamics will be discussed including the air--ocean interaction, thermohaline circulation and ocean heat budget and transport. Prerequisite: ERSC206

 

Prerequisites

Corequisites

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Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
05/28/18 - 11/02/18 11/05/18 - 12/30/18 Fall 2018 Session I - 8 Week session
08/27/18 - 02/01/19 02/04/19 - 03/31/19 Winter 2019 Session I - 8 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics: An Introductory Text, 1st ed - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN: 9780125586917
Publication Info: Academic Press
Author: Marshall, John
Unit Cost: $83.79
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology, Vol 88, 4th Ed - e-book available in the APUS Online Library; hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.
ISBN: 9780123540157
Publication Info: Academic Press
Author: Holton, James
Unit Cost: $27.99
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A