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.