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OCN 420 : Physical Oceanography

Prerequisites: OCN 100 or METR/OCN 200; PHYS 220; or consent of instructor.
Description: The dynamic character of the ocean environment with emphasis on the properties of sea water, surface heat transfer, Coriolis force, surface and deep ocean circulation, deep and shallow wave phenomena, and underwater sound and optics. Designed for both the physical scientist and marine biologist. (Paired with OCN 720. Students who have completed OCN 720 may not take OCN 420 for credit.) Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit.
Units: 3
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