OCEANOGRAPHY

Academic year 2016/2017 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title OCEANOGRAPHY
Course code CM0440 (AF:230357 AR:111620)
Modality Frontal Lesson
ECTS credits 6 out of 12 of OCEANOGRAPHY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Degree level Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code GEO/12
Period 1st Semester
Course year 1
Where VENEZIA
Course objectives
The lecture represents an introduction in physical oceanography. Special attention will be paid to operational aspects, possibly during excursions also in the Lagoon of Venice.
Pre-requirements
Basic physics and mathematics.
Contents
1)Introduction;
2) The Oceans;
3) Characteristics of sea water
4) Optics and acoustics;
5) Hydrodynamics;
6) Tides, surface and internal waves;
7) Large-scale oceanography;
8) coastal phenomena;
9) Mesoscale oceanography: fronts, vortices, filaments;
10) The Mediterranean Sea
EXS) Operative aspects.
Referral texts
Pond, S. and G.L. Pickard, 1983: Introductory Dynamic Oceanography. Pergamon Press, 2nd. edition, 330 pp.
Pickard, G.L. and W.J. Emery, 1990: Descriptive Physical Oceanography – An Introduction. Pergamon Press, 5th edition, 320 pp.
Slides.
Type of exam
oral
Assessment methods
Goal of the oral exam is to ascertain the comprehension of the different topic of the class, particularly as far as the elaboration of the acquired information is concerned.
Teaching methods
Frontal lectures to be performed also during excursions.
Teaching language
English
Other
The oral exam is aimed at a candidate's valuation in the whole discipline of the lecture. After a first invitation to discuss a topic chosen by the candidate -this serves to test the acquired knowledge on a particularly familiar topic- the exam continues focussing on several of the remaining topics
Sustainability
  • Course with sustainable contents
  • University credits of sustainability: 8
Last update of the programme
24/05/2016