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.
Energy balance equations.
Wind driven circulation.
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).
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).
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.