Course Announcement for SMS 592

Dynamical Oceanography II

Drs. Huijie Xue and Neal R. Pettigrew

School of Marine Sciences

University of Maine

Phone: 581-4318,


 This course covers internal gravity waves; rotation effects in stratified oceans; instabilities and energy conversion; fronts and eddies; mid-latitude ocean circulation; coastal dynamics. Prerequisites: SMS 541 or equivalent, SMS 591. Cr. 3.




Cushman-Roisin: Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Prentice Hall

Gill: Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics, Academic Press