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Semaine
1

Semaine 1

4 heures pour terminer

1A - The Mediterranean: a model of an ocean - Temperature, salinity and pressure.

4 heures pour terminer
5 vidéos (Total 59 min), 13 lectures, 1 quiz
5 vidéos
1.0 Video Introduction10 min
1.1 Video Temperature, salinity, density15 min
1.2.1 Video Introduction: Vertical profiles for T and S on the Catalan coast, NW Mediterranean.11 min
1.2.2 Video Vertical stability12 min
13 lectures
Introduction10 min
Course structure10 min
1. Introduction to the module 1 (A and B)10 min
1.1 The Mediterranean: a model of an ocean - Temperature, salinity and pressure10 min
1.1.1 Temperature10 min
1.1.2 Salinity10 min
1.1.3 Pressure10 min
1.1.4 Density and the T/S diagram10 min
1.2 The annual hydrographic cycle opposite Barcelona10 min
1.2.1 Vertical profiles for T and S on the Catalan coast, NW Mediterranean.10 min
1.2.2 Vertical stability10 min
1.2.3 Stability gains and losses10 min
1.2.4 The construction and destruction of the thermocline10 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Quiz 1A30 min
Semaine
2

Semaine 2

3 heures pour terminer

1B - The Mediterranean: a model of an ocean - Water masses and circulation

3 heures pour terminer
4 vidéos (Total 66 min), 8 lectures, 1 quiz
4 vidéos
1.4 Video: The Mediterranean a model of an ocean16 min
1.5.1 Video The pressure gradient force13 min
1.5.2 Video: The Coriolis Force17 min
8 lectures
1.3 The formation of dense water and water masses10 min
1.4 The Mediterranean a model of an ocean10 min
1.4.1 The Mediterranean, a negative estuary10 min
1.4.2 The circulation of the Mediterranean's main masses of water10 min
1.5 Fundamental concepts of marine dynamics10 min
1.5.1 The “pressure gradient force”10 min
1.5.2 The Coriolis Force10 min
1.5.3 Dynamic topography and geostrophic circulation10 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Quiz 1B30 min
Semaine
3

Semaine 3

6 heures pour terminer

2. The Global Ocean

6 heures pour terminer
12 vidéos (Total 151 min), 18 lectures, 1 quiz
12 vidéos
2.1.2 Video: The water cycle on the planet6 min
2.1.3 Video: The confinement of the ocean and the freedom of the atmosphere. Exchanges of energy and evaporation. Heating and cooling. Consequences of ocean dynamics.14 min
2.1.4 Video: Vertical structure by density. Intrusions and intermediate waters7 min
2.2.1 Video Circulation, water masses and the internal structure of the oceans. Geostrophy or how ocean structure reflects circulation and how the circulation affects structure14 min
2.2.3 Video Wind-induced circulation. Ekman and upwelling.13 min
2.3.1 Video Instabilities. Inertial motion. Mesoscale.10 min
2.3.2 Video Deep and intermediate water formation18 min
2.3.3 Video Climate impact. Heat distribution on the planet. Hidden heat.13 min
2.3.4 Video Non-linearity and instabilities: Niños and Niñas14 min
2.4.1 Video A three-dimensional environment, with little or no visibility and no fixed references12 min
2.4.2 Video A sea full of life: the pelagic and benthic environments. Near to and far from the coast. In light and darkness.13 min
18 lectures
2. Introduction Planet Earth is also 'planet water'10 min
2.1.The Global Ocean10 min
2.1.1 From the Mediterranean to the ocean. Changing scales past Gibraltar10 min
2.1.2 Water cycle on the planet10 min
2.1.3 The confinement of the ocean and the freedom of the atmosphere. Exchanges of energy and evaporation. Heating and cooling. Consequences of ocean dynamics.10 min
2.1.4 Vertical structure by density. Intrusions and intermediate waters10 min
Introduction Ocean Circulation10 min
2.2.1 Circulation, water masses and te internal structure of the oceans. Geostrophy or how ocean structure reflects circulation and how the circulation affects structure10 min
2.2.2 Thermohaline circulation. Water transport and the conveyor belt10 min
2.2.3 Wind-induced circulation. Ekman and upwelling.10 min
2.3 Introduction Other scales of motion10 min
2.3.1 Instabilities. Inertial motion. Mesoscale.10 min
2.3.2 Deep and intermediate water formation10 min
2.3.3 Climate impact. Heat distribution on the planet. Hidden heat.10 min
2.3.4 Non-linearity and instabilities: Niños and Niñas10 min
2.4 Introduction The ocean as an environment. A sea full of life10 min
2.4.1 A three-dimensional environment, with little or no visibility and no fixed references10 min
2.4.2 A sea full of life: the pelagic and benthic environments. Near to and far from the coast. In light and darkness.10 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Quiz 230 min
Semaine
4

Semaine 4

2 heures pour terminer

3A. Satellite oceanography: all eyes on the planet (I)

2 heures pour terminer
4 vidéos (Total 22 min), 9 lectures, 1 quiz
4 vidéos
3.1.1 Video Can we do something similar for the ocean?5 min
3.1.2 Video Why do we want to use remote sensing for oceanography?7 min
3.2.2 Video Sensing the ocean surface from a satellite6 min
9 lectures
3.1 What is remote sensing? Why do we want to observe the ocean from space?10 min
3.1.1 Can we do something similar for the ocean?10 min
3.1.2 Why do we want to use remote sensing for oceanography?10 min
3.1.3 Advantages and disadvantages of ocean remote sensing10 min
3.2 Electromagnetic radiation emitted and reflected by the ocean10 min
3.2.1 Oceans and electromagnetic radiation10 min
3.2.2 Sensing the ocean surface from a satellite10 min
3.2.3 Sea Surface Temperature (SST)10 min
3.2.4 Ocean colour10 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Quiz 3A30 min

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