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TitlePhysics of the Ocean
Listing InstitutionScientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR)
Last Date to apply2014-05-31
Course DurationFrom: 2014-09-07  To: 2014-09-12
LocationPhysikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany
DescriptionPhysical ocean processes affect the global distribution and transports of ocean properties, ranging from mass and temperature to the many dissolved substances (salt, nutrients, CO2, etc.). Ocean processes are of particular relevance for the global and regional climate systems, and they set the stage for marine element cycling and the marine ecosystem as a whole. The relevant scales range from vertical ocean mixing (cm) over mesoscale stirring (km) up to the planetary scale of the global ocean circulation. The school strives to provide a broader view of the ocean system from a physical perspective. The participants shall be introduced to the observations, models, theory and analysis methods used by environmental and ocean physicists, and to the present understanding of how the ocean works. Additional topics are the interaction with the global climate and with the marine biogeochemical and ecological systems. Furthermore, the school is to provide orientation in the context of big international research programs, such as CLIVAR and GOOS, and to advance the interaction and collaboration between young scientists active in ocean research.
Instruction LanguageEnglish
Minimum Educational Requirement(students)
Application Documents RequirmentSee http://www.dpg-physik.de/dpg/pbh/anmeldungen/anmelS114/anmelS.html
Sponsors' Availability
Contact Informationgomer{at}pbh.de
Related Websiteshttp://www.dpg-physik.de/dpg/pbh/aktuelles/S114.html
Keywordsocean physics, climate, modelling

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