Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
11020106T11346PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHYElective363
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this lecture is that the student is to recognize physical oceanographic variables and to gain the data evaluation ability.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. H. Baha BÜYÜKIŞIK
Learning Outcomes
1to be able to explain the oceanographic data obtained via graphs and to analyse them.
2to be able to digest the physical laws used in oceanography
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Introduction , Seawater state variables , Temperature and it’s changes in the sea (Temperature cyclus) , Temperature–Salinity Analysis , Effect of mixing in the distribution of Nutrients and physico–chemical parameters , Light, The Heat butget of the oceans (Stephan , Boltzman Law, Wien Law, Simpson Window) , Radiation Surplus , Heat conduction , Evaporation, Bowen Ratio, Fundamental physical laws using in oceanography , Winds and currents
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction Seawater state variables Density,temperature and salinity measurements Relative density, sigma–t and specific volume, geopotansiel
2Temperature and it’s changes in the sea (Temperature cyclus) Vertical Temperature distributions and the factors that changes the temperature Current fronts,divergens and convergens
3Temperature–Salinity Analysis T–S diagrams Geometry of T–S curves Calculation of Diffusion Coefficient from T–S curves
4-Effect of mixing in the distribution of Nutrients and physico–chemical parameters
5Light Quality of light in the sea Reflection and refraction (fresnel law)
6Light energy, phytoplankton and photosynhesis
7The Heat butget of the oceans Radiation from space and sky Back radiation (Stephan Boltzman Law, Wien Law, Simpson Window)
8Radiation Surplus Heat conduction Evaporation, Bowen Ratio Heat budget
9Mid-Term Exam
10EL-Nino and La-NİNA
11Greenhouse effect
12-Atmosferic dust transportation and HNLC areas
13-Fundamental physical laws using in oceanography, and classification of movements and forces in the sea
14Winds and currents Winds
15Currents (Coriolis force, Eckman spiral, Eckman transport, Friction depth) geostropic movement, inertial movement.
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Mamayev, O.I., Temperature salinity analysis of word ocean waters,Elseiver Oceanography series, 11, NY, Elseiver Scientific Publishing Company (1975).
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14228
Report Preparation2714
Report Presentation111
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
Homework3515
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)90
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO1   2 34      
LO2     232     
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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