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GEO 382P GEO 382P. Physical Oceanography. 3 Hours.

Basic concepts for understanding and describing the large-scale circulation of the ocean. Covers measurement methods, properties of seawater, description of the global ocean's mean state and variability, introductory dynamics including balanced motions, wind-driven and abyssal circulation, wave motions, air-sea interactions, sea level science, and the ocean's role in climate. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Geological Sciences 382P and 391 (Topic: Physical Oceanography) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.