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Physical Ocean Science & Engineering Courses
MAST635 Turbulence in the Environment 3 Fundamentals of turbulence including the dynamics of vorticity, the cascade of energy and the theory of Kolmogorov, turbulent diffusion and turbulence in density stratified flows. Applications to many engineering disciplines as well as to meteorology and oceanography.
MAST685 Fundamentals of Acoustics 3 Principles of underwater acoustics, including history and basic concepts; the sonar equations; propagation of sound in the sea; reflection and scattering; sonar background noise; detection of signals in noise; sonar systems; system requirements and operations; and signal processing and display.
MAST693 Waves in the Marine Environment 3 General principles of wave mechanics, kinematics and dynamics. Applications to surface gravity waves, acoustic waves, electromagnetic waves and large scale geophysical waves. PREREQ: MEEG690.
MAST800 Dynamical Physical Oceanography 3 Topics include basic definitions, conservation of mass, conservation of momentum, conservation of vorticity, horizontal frictionless flow, wind-driven circulation, stability and double diffusion, thermohaline circulation and tides. RESTRICTIONS: Requires permission of instructor.
MAST806 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics I 3 Development of the fundamental fluid dynamics used in analyzing flows in physical oceanography and meteorology. Fundamentals of vorticity dynamics and geostrophy, inviscid theory of Rossby waves, and Ekman boundary layers. PREREQ: MEEG863 and MEEG864.
MAST808 Coastal/Estuarine Physical Dynamics 3 Coastal and estuarine dynamics covering continental shelf wind-forced circulation; continental shelf waves; modes of estuarine circulation; shelf-estuary interaction; shelf break front dynamics; and estuarine and river plume fronts. PREREQ: MAST602.
MAST811 Oceanographic Time Series Analysis 3 Quantitative techniques for data processing and time series analysis. Topics include basic definitions, linear systems, digital filters, statistical techniques, auto-spectrum estimation, cross-spectrum estimation, Monte Carlo technique, empirical orthogonal function analysis and rotary spectrum estimation. RESTRICTIONS: Requires permission of instructor.
MAST882 Physical Ocean Science & Engineering Seminar