GEF4610 – Dynamic oceanography: Waves and wave-induced mass transport in the ocean
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
This course discusses the kinematics and dynamics of free waves in a rotating ocean. Effects of density variations and non-constant ocean depth are particularly dealt with.
The student will obtain a fundamental knowledge of basic elements in dynamic oceanography such as:
- adjustment under gravity in a homogeneous, non-rotating ocean (surface waves, edge waves, wave groups, ray theory)
- shallow-water waves in a rotating, non-stratified ocean (Sverdrup waves, Kelvin waves, topographic Rossby waves)
- shallow-water waves in a stratified rotating ocean (internal gravity waves)
- wave-induced mass transport (Stokes drift, radiation stress, Lagrangian mean transport)
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Recommended previous knowledge
Seminars and exercises.
Attendance at the first lecture is compulsory. Students who fail to meet, are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Studies administration, email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Final oral exam, which counts 100%.
Language of examination
In this course any written exam questions or assignment questions may be available in English only.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.
Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.