Sumários

Ocean circulation

26 Fevereiro 2013, 14:00 António José Nunes de Almeida Sarmento

Atmosphere-Ocean system: Global wind system, Heat transport by the atmosphere, Atmosphere-Ocean interaction, Trade Winds and easterly waves, Tropical cyclones, Frictional coupling within the ocean, Ekman motion.

Radiation balance of the Earth-atmosphere.

Coriolis force.

Energy balance equations.

Thermohaline circulation.

Wind driven circulation.


Ocean geology

25 Fevereiro 2013, 10:30 António José Nunes de Almeida Sarmento

Sediment transport: Supply and distribution of sediment in shallow-water environments, Sediment movement by waves and currents, Rate of sediment transport, Sediment erosion.

Seabed geology: Formation of oceanic lithosphere, Deposition of sediment, Shelf processes, Bed forms, The shape of ocean basins (continental margins, ocean ridges, faults and fracture zones, deep ocean floor – abyssal plains, seamounts, submarine volcanoes).


Ocean water and geology

19 Fevereiro 2013, 14:00 António José Nunes de Almeida Sarmento

Seawater composition and properties: Properties of water ;Effect of dissolved salts in water;Salinity in the oceans (ions concentration, constancy of composition).

Light and sound: Light in the oceans (Absorption,Scattering, Visibility), Colour (algae, particulate matter, dissolved organic compounds), Electromagnetic radiation and remote sensing; Sound in the oceans: sound waves, speed of sound (Refraction and Sound channels), Applications of acoustic energy in the oceans (passive listening systems – hydrophones, Sonar, Sofar, Acoustic Profilers, Acoustic tomography).

 


Presentation

18 Fevereiro 2013, 10:30 António José Nunes de Almeida Sarmento

The need for a wide spectrum on the ocean renewable energy training: the role of ocean renewable energy resource characcterization and the role of economics, public policies and environment training.

Presentation of the two courses: program, teaching staff, schedule, assessement procedure, assignment for OER1 and EPE1&2; bibliography.