OCEĀ 790. Mechanics and Thermodynamics of the Air-Sea Interface. 3 Credit Hours.

This course deals with the theory and practice of air-sea interaction. Two hours of lectures and one hour in the wind-wave laboratory provide an appropriate mix of theory and experiment. The topics covered include: thermodynamics of the interface; conservation equations; wave generation, propagation, and dissipation; boundary layer turbulence; heat, mass, and momentum transfer; energy dissipation, intermittency; turbulence closure; and wave prediction models.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.