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.
Basic physics and mathematics.
2) The Oceans;
3) Characteristics of sea water
4) Optics and acoustics;
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.
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.
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.
Frontal lectures to be performed also during excursions.
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
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