Wind-driven currents in the seas: models developed by Weenink, Felzenbaum and Welander. Comparison with the wind-driven currents in the oceans: models proposed by Sverdrup, Stommel and Munk. Seiches: analytical modeling of generation and decay, development of a simple one-dimensional numerical model, comparison with the observations. Topographic Rossby waves: analytic models for the straight coast and circular basin. Exercises include analyses of analytic solutions for various sets of parameters and one-dimensional numerical modeling of seiches.
Students will be able to
1. identify wind-driven currents in the seas and oceans,
2. analyze seiches, on the basis of measurements, not only in time domain but also in frequency domain,
3. formulate a simple numerical model of the seiches,
4. identify topographic Rossby waves in inland seas.
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