The course aims to provide students with the fundamental notions of physical oceanography with particular attention to coastal processes essential for the protection of the coastal marine environment in the context of civil engineering.
- Knowledge and understanding: the student who has followed the course will have to know the composition of sea water and the vertical distribution of the main hydrological characteristics in the global ocean. Furthermore, it will be able to identify the different dynamic regimes that characterize the behavior of the ocean, especially in coastal areas.
- Ability to apply knowledge and understanding: the student must have a complete view of all those oceanographic processes that take place in the coastal area and how their knowledge can be indispensable for the protection of the coastal marine environment
- Independent judgment: the student must be able to independently assess which are the engineering tools for a "correct" protection of the coastal marine environment
- Communication skills: the student must have the ability to present the course material within an oral test using the language correctly
Math Analysis and physic
Introduction to the course
Definition of temperatures, salinity and density in the ocean. T / S diagrams
Ocean heat budget
General circulation of the atmosphere
Ocean dynamics and coastal applications
Waves and Tides
The ocean , the ocean dynamic, the general circulation, the hydrological structure of the ocean, coastal processes
-Bowden, K.F., Physical Oceanography of Coastal Waters, Ellis Horwood Limited, Chichester, 302 pp, 1983
- Pugh, D.T., Tides, Surges and Mean Sea-Level, A Handbook for Engineers and Scientists, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 472 pp, 1987
The learning test method is the oral exam.
To pass the exam, it is necessary to obtain a grade equal to or greater than 18/30.
The evaluation of the exam takes into account the completeness and accuracy of the answers, as well as the clarity in the presentation
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