Master WAPE Courses

PHO-2 Physical Oceanography - Oceanic processes

Pascale Bouruet-Aubertot & Francis Codron

This course is shared with other OACOS specialities

Chapter IV- Physics of the surface mixed layer and coupling with sea ice
Equation of state. Surface fluxes. Stratification & stability. Sources of mixing.
Summary of sea-ice physics and observed cycle: formation, transport, melting from above / below.
Evolution of the mixed layer & seasonal cycle. Links with water mass formation.

Chapter V- Meridional overturning circulation
energetic point of view, diabatic and adiabatic forcings, abyssal circulation, deep convection

Chapter VI-  Ocean atmosphere interactions and variability
- Atmosphere -> Ocean : the ocean as a passive integrator of atmospheric fluxes
- Ocean -> Atmosphere : influence of SST on the atmospheric boundary layer
- Ocean- Atmosphere interaction : ENSO, (basin modes)
- large-scale coupling (meridional): Hadley cells,/ tropical cells, energy transport, Bjerkness compensation.

Pascale Bouruet-Aubertot & Francis Codron are Professor at the University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, researcher at LOCEAN. Research Interest: Oceanic dynamics at sub-meso scales and turbulence; development of laboratory experiments for geophysical fluid dynamics.