Dynamic Oceanography University of Bordeaux
> The fundamental concepts in dynamic oceanography are coveredincluding: - The Navier Stokes equation, - Application in the geostrophic approximation both in oceanic andatmospheric circulation, - Application in the Ekman transport.Descriptions of oceanic circulation are provided both at the largescale and at the regional scale. Atmospheric circulation and couplingwith oceanic are also presented. Emphasis is placed on fluid motiondescription and mesures.
- Correct written and oral competences in English. - Knowledge of basic software (e.g. word, Excel). - Bachelor degree level knowledge in Earth and/or Life Sciences, orPhysics, or Chemistry.
> First Session: - 1 report (Plankton and Seagrass) written after the field work (30%of overall mark). - 1 written exam of 1.5 h (50% of the overall mark). - 1 oral exam of 20min (20% of the overall mark). > Second Session: - Marks of the report and the oral exam are retained (50%). - 1 written exam of 1.5 h OR an oral exam (50% of the overall mark).The students needs a mark of 100/200 to validate this module.
Lectures concern theoretical aspects of dynamic oceanography andapplications to specific environments. Data collected during the fieldwork is analyzed. The main idea is to provide a strong background onoceanic and atmospheric circulation. Field work concerns fluid motion measures and description. Thestudents deploy current profilers and other oceanographic instruments.
> A total of 151 hours: these hours are placed within other modules of the first semester during 8 to 9 weeks. > 51 and 100 contact and self-study hours, respectively. - 51 contact hours corresponds to 45 lecture hours and 6 hours of field work on an oceanographic cruise (Gironde Estuary). - 100 self-study hours consists of 50 hours writing two reports (50% of final mark) and 50 hours preparing written exams (50% of final mark).
Online Course Requirement
Duration: Fall SemesterLanguage of instruction: EnglishMode of delivery: Face-to-face teaching; Field Work
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