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Introduction to Oceanography

by: Jon Johns

Introduction to Oceanography ATOC 3070

Jon Johns

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Thomas Marchitto

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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Jon Johns on Thursday October 29, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to ATOC 3070 at University of Colorado at Boulder taught by Thomas Marchitto in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 37 views. For similar materials see /class/232048/atoc-3070-university-of-colorado-at-boulder in Marine Science at University of Colorado at Boulder.


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9 Global Atmospheric Circulation 1 Heat budget A Latitudinal imbalance B Meridional heat transport 11 Atmospheric convection A Coriolis E ect B Atmosphericcells Ill Prevailing winds A Surface air pressure B Geostropliic balance 10 Upper ocean circulation 1 Measurement A Mechanical ow meters B Doppler C Floats ll Gyres A Ekman transport B Geostropliy C Westward intensification D Subpolar gyres Ill Antarctic Circumpolar Current 11 Upwelling and ENSO l Upwelling 1 Coastal 2 Equatorial ll ENSO l Equatorial Paci c mean state 2 Walker Circulation 3 Southern Oscillation 4 El Nino andLa Nina 5 Teleconnections 12 Deep Ocean Circulation 1 Sea surface conditions 11 Density distribution and deep water sources A Density zones B Water masses C Three main water masses D T S diagram lll Thermohaline circulation A Deep upwelling B Downwelling C Deep circulation D Meridional overturning circulation 13 Waves at Sea 1 Ocean waves A Wave morphology B Particle motion C Disturbing force D Restoring force 11 Wave characteristics A Deep water cl gt 2 L B Shallow water cl lt 20 L C Transitional 111 Wind waves A Formation B Dispersion C Growth D Height 14 Waves at Shore I Approaching shore A Breaking B Refraction II Seiche III Tsunami A Notable historical tsunamis B Warning network C Largest wave 15 Tides I Gravitational attraction II Equilibrium theory A Earthmoon system B Earthmoonsun system 111 Dynamic theory A Topography effects B Coriolis effect C Confined basins D Tidal energy


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