MARS 4080 & 6080

Physical

Oceanography

Last Updated November 16, 2019

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  Syllabus
 

(Last Updated: Aug 25)

   
     
     

Dr. David Hyrenbach

Offices:

AC 249, HLC

EMSB, Oceanic Institute

Phone:

(808) 236-3563

Office Hours:

HLC: Tu & Th; 10:45 - 12:00

OI: Tu & Th; 12:00 - 13:00

 

or by appointment at EMSB, OI

 

Course Readings

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Week 1 - Course Introduction and Foundations

Task for this Week: Review Geophysical Principles

 

Lecture 1: Monday Aug. 26

Extra Readings

 

 

Lecture 2: Wednesday Aug. 28

Assigned Readings

 

DPO

IPO

 

 

Week 2 - Introduction to Hydrography

Task for this Week: Review Water Properties

 

Lecture 3: Wednesday Sept. 4

 

Overview of Physical Water Properties

Background Handouts

 

 

 

Assigned Readings

 

Pickard & Emery

IPO

 
 

 

Week 3 - Hydrography

Task for this Week: Review Water Property Distributions

 

Lecture 4A: Monday Sept. 9

 
 
 

Lecture 4B: Wednesday Sept. 11

 

Physical Water Property Distributions - Salinity, Oxygen and Nutrients

 

 

Week 4 - The Earth's Heat Budget

Task for this Week: Overview of the Oceanic Heat Budget

 

Lecture 5A: Monday Sept. 16

 

The Atmosphere and the Global Heat Budget

 
 

Assigned Readings

 

IPO

IPO

 

 

Lecture 5B: Wednesday Sept. 18

 

Quiz #1

Assigned Readings

 

IPO

 

 

 

Week 5 - The Forces Acting on The Water

Task for this Week: Overview of the Ocean Heat Budget

 

Lecture 6A: Monday Sept. 23

 

The Oceanic Heat Budget

 
 

Assigned Readings

 

IPO

 

 

Lecture 6B: Wednesday Sept. 25

 

Global Oceanic Warming

 
 

Assigned Readings

 

Article

Article

 

 

 

Week 6 - Forces and Equations

Task for this Week: Overview of Water Flow

 

 

Lecture 7A: Monday Sept. 30

 

Assigned Readings

 

OC

 

 

Lecture 7B: Wednesday Oct. 2

 

 

 

Week 7 - Equations of Motion

Task for this Week: Overview of the Equations of Motion

 

 

Lecture 8A: Monday Oct. 7

 
 

Lecture 8B: Wednesday Oct. 9

 

 

 

Week 8 - Wind-driven Circulation

Task for this Week: Overview of Wind Forcing

 

Lecture 9A: Monday Oct. 14

 

Lecture 9B: Wednesday Oct. 16

Assigned Readings

 

 

 

 

Week 9 - Regional Oceanography

Task for this Week: Overview of Regional Oceanography

 

Lecture 10: Monday Oct. 21

 

Guest Lecture : Wednesday Oct. 23

 

Guest Speaker: Regional Hawaii Circulation

(Dr. Sam Kahng)

 

 

Week 10 - Overview of Geostrophic Flow

Task for this Week: Equatorial Circulation and Boundary Currents

 

Lecture 11A: Monday Oct. 28

 

Lecture 11B: Wednesday Oct. 30

 

 

Week 11 - Overview of Regional Ocean Circulation

Task for this Week: Circulation Around Subtropical Gyres

 
 

Midterm Exam I: Wednesday Nov 6

 

Covers The Following Material:

Through Lecture 10 (Oct 21)

Homeworks 1, 2, and 3

Quizzes 1 and 2

Required Readings

 

Week 12 - Overview of Global Circulation

Task for this Week: Thermohaline Circulation

 

NO CLASS - Monday Nov. 11

HOLIDAY

 

Lecture 14: Wednesday Nov. 13

 

Thermohaline Circulation

Broeker_1991

Togweiller_&_Key_2001

LeGrande_et_al._2006

Student Paper Discussions

Elliot
Wolters

 

Week 13 - Overview of Waves

Task for this Week: Overview of Waves

 

Lecture 14: Wednesday Nov. 18

 

Surface Waves

Student Paper Discussions

Tim
Sarah
 

Lecture 15: Wednesday Nov. 20

 

Internal and Planetary Waves

Student Paper Discussions

Cherise
Andrew
 

 

Week 14 - Thermohaline Circulation

Task for this Week: Tides

 

Lecture 16: Monday Nov. 25

 

Tides

Student Paper Discussions

Sean
Daniel
 

Midterm Exam II: Wednesday Nov. 27

 

Covers The Following Material:

From Lecture 11 (Oct 23)

To Lecture 16 (Nov 25)

Required Readings

 

 
Week 15 - Finals' Week

Monday Dec. 2

(10.30 - 12.30)

 

Literature Review Presentations

 
 

 

Thursday Dec. 5

 

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