AOSC 671
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AOSC 671 - Air-Sea Interaction
PREREQUISITES:

  • MATH 462 - Partial Differential Equations for Scientists and Engineers

CO-REQUISITES:

  • AOSC 610 - Dynamics of Atmosphere and Oceans I

DESCRIPTION:

Observations and theories of the seasonal changes in the ocean circulation and temperature, and interactions with the atmosphere. Equations of motion and theories of wind-driven circulation. Mixed layer observations and theories. Midlatitude and equatorial waves. Seasonal budgets of momentum, fresh water, and heat. El Nino/Southern Oscillation. Interannual variability and atmosphere-ocean coupling.