The course is aimed at students who want to apply their engineering education to the field of oceanography. The course also prepares the students for the courses Marine Technology OFF580 and Marine Operations OFF600.
Introduction to waves: small-amplitude, linear wave theory, standing and propagating waves, transformation in shallow water, generation by wind and specification of a random sea, long waves with rotation, and internal waves. Introduction to tides: description of tides, tidal generation forces, equilibrium tide, and tidal analysis.
Course description for study year 2022-2023
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- To have a good physical understanding of phenomena contributing to the interaction between the atmosphere and the ocean, and which also contribute to the motions in the ocean.
- To have detailed knowledge of the global and local description of wind conditions, of how waves change due to change in water depth and interacting with currents.
- To have knowledge of non-linear and breaking waves.
- To have detailed knowledge of physical phenomena which contribute to currents in the ocean.
- To be able to make simple calculations of wind-, wave- and current conditions. To master the concepts and terminology which are used in the description of wind, waves, and currents.
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|Form of assessment||Weight||Duration||Marks||Aid|
|Written exam||1/1||3 Hours||Letter grades|
Course coordinator:Charlotte Obhrai
Course coordinator:Muk Chen Ong
Head of Department:Mona Wetrhus Minde
Method of work
Master-level on at the Faculty of Science and Technology for qualified students
The Ph.D. level at the Faculty of Science and Technology according to an agreement with the lecturer