[Ocean Research] Introduction to Physical Oceanography


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Course name Introduction to Physical Oceanography
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Course code ozgr-151
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. Martin Visbeck
Faculty Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Examination office Examination Office of the Department of Biology
Short summary Topography of the oceans, physical properties of sea water and sea-ice, water mass properties, thermal and haline startification, wind driven currents, geostrophic currents, thermo-haline circulation, regional oceanography, waves and tides.

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Study level Master
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Evaluation Written Examination
Frequency every other semester

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Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B2
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Course Content Understanding of the basic concepts used in Physical Oceanography, including a description of the large scale Ocean circulation and water mass properties.
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