12.808 Introduction to Observational Physical Oceanography

As taught in: Fall 2004

A computer rendering of ocean data.

An ocean color map of the Pacific Ocean as of July 31st, 1993. (Image courtesy of NASA.)




Prof. Raffaele Ferrari

Dr. Terrence Joyce

Course Features

Course Description

Observational physical oceanography includes topics such as the  physical description of the sea, the physical properties of seawater, methods and measurements, wind-driven ocean circulation, abyssal ocean circulation, boundary processes, and wave motions.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .m, .mat, .loc, .ctd, .lad, .zip.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.