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Cursus: NS-MO401M
NS-MO401M
Dynamical oceanography
Cursus informatieRooster
CursuscodeNS-MO401M
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / NiveauM (Master)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Betawetenschappen; Graduate School of Natural Sciences;
Contactpersoonprof. dr. ir. H.A. Dijkstra
Telefoon+31 30 2539260
E-mailH.A.Dijkstra@uu.nl
Docenten
Docent
prof. dr. ir. H.A. Dijkstra
Feedback en bereikbaarheid
Overige cursussen docent
Contactpersoon van de cursus
prof. dr. ir. H.A. Dijkstra
Overige cursussen docent
Blok
SEM2  (04-02-2019 t/m 05-07-2019)
Aanvangsblok
SEM2
TimeslotB: DI-ochtend, DO-middag, DO-namiddag
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 29-10-2018 t/m 25-11-2018
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
Na-inschrijvingJa
Na-inschrijving geopendvanaf 21-01-2019 t/m 17-02-2019
WachtlijstNee
Cursusdoelen
1. has in-depth knowledge of the mathematical formulation of the large-scale wind-driven and thermohaline-driven ocean circulation
2. knows the quasi-geostrophic theory  of the wind-driven ocean circulation and the underlying physics
3. understands the concepts of continuously stratified and multi-layer ocean models, and the effect of density stratification on ocean flows
4.  is able to model the adjustment of a midlatitude  ocean flow to a time-dependent wind-stress forcing, and knows the role of Rossby waves in this process
5. understands the physics of the equatorial current system and is able to model
equatorial Kelvin waves/Rossby waves
6. is able to model and describe the physical concepts of ocean-atmosphere coupled processes and ocean adjustment processes related to El Nino
Inhoud
The ocean circulation is driven by wind-forcing and by density differences,  the latter arising through gradients in temperature and salinity. After a brief description  of the ocean  current systems which are presently observed, this course focuses on understanding the physical processes that  determine the spatial pattern and amplitude  of the  currents and their  variability. After a recapitulation of basic principles of geophysical fluid dynamics,  the theory of the steady homogeneous wind-driven ocean circulation will be  presented. It leads to an explanation of the presence of  strong  western boundary currents in midlatitude ocean basins (i.e.,  the Gulf Stream in the Atlantic Ocean). Subsequently, the midlatitude theory is  extended to include transient phenomena (waves and instabilities) and the effects of stratification. Next, the  problem of the existence of the ocean's peculiar vertical density distribution serves as an introduction to the theory of the planetary density driven (or thermohaline)  circulation. In a similar way, the problems of the dynamical existence of  the equatorial  countercurrent and equatorial undercurrent motivates to consider  the theory  of the equatorial ocean circulation. Finally, a basic view of the processes  governing  the Antarctic Circumpolar Current is presented.
 
Competenties
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Ingangseisen
Je moet voldoen aan de volgende eisen
  • Toelatingsbeschikking voor de master toegekend
Verplicht materiaal
Boek
Dynamical Oceanography, H. A. Dijkstra, Springer, 2008, 408pp. http://www.springer.com/geosciences/oceanography/book/978-3-540-76375-8 Een pdf. van het boek zal worden rondgestuurd aan begin van het college.
Aanbevolen materiaal
Boek
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Pedlosky, J., Springer-Verlag, 1987.
Werkvormen
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Eindresultaat
Weging100
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