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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MAST 402 - Physical Oceanography

Credit(s): 3
Component: Lecture
Geographic and hydrodynamic aspects of oceanography. Geography of ocean basins; physical properties of seawater; radiation; and observed distributions of temperature, salinity, oxygen, and currents. Scalar and vector fields; hydrostatics; kinematics, momentum dynamics, vorticity dynamics, viscous flow and eddy flux.
Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
RESTRICTIONS: Requires permission of instructor.
Course Typically Offered: Fall
General Education Objectives:
GE1B: Analyze Arguments and Information GE1C: Engage in Constructive Ideation GE5A: Reason Quantitatively GE5B: Reason Computationally GE5C: Reason Scientifically