ΤΙΤΛΟΣ ΜΑΘΗΜΑΤΟΣ: ΤΕΧΝΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΔΙΑΧΕΙΡΙΣΗ ΥΓΡΩΝ ΑΠΟΒΛΗΤΩΝ Ι

COURSE UNIT TITLE:

PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY

 

COURSE UNIT CODE:

 

 

TYPE OF COURSE:

 

Compulsory

LEVEL OF COURSE:

 

First Cycle, General Education

SEMESTER OF STUDY:

 

Year 2, 4th Semester

ECTS:

 

5

MODE OF DELIVERY:

Classroom lectures in using power-point overheads (uploaded in e-class) and blackboard-solved exercises. A book is distributed containing the theoretical part of the course. Personal course notes and weekly assignments are regularly updated on the e-class platform.   

 

CONTACT TEACHING:

Two hours theoretical lectures – 1 hour practicals.

 

ΠΕΡΙΕΧΟΜΕΝΟ

ΤΟΥ ΜΑΘΗΜΑΤΟΣ:

This course introduces the student to the basic principles of Oceanography, emphasizing on the physical processes of ocean systems. The course contains lectures on the physical properties of sea water and their spatio-temporal variability in the oceans, explains the methods and techniques of oceanographic monitoring and analyzes the thermal, salt and water budgets. Particular emphasis is given to the exchanges and interactions between oceans and atmosphere. The ocean dynamics are presented through the use of basic hydrodynamic equations (Momentum and Continuity Equations). At the second part, special chapters of physical oceanography are explained, as the geostrophic circulation, the wind-indiced circulation, the generation and propagation of ocean waves, the nature of tides and the introduction to the numerical models. A special lecture on remote sensing and satellite oceanography and their application in the fields of Environmental Engineering takes place. 

 

 

LECTURER NAME:

Associate Professor Georgios SYLAIOS

 

LABORATORY EXCERSISES:

 

  1. Water Temperature – salinity profiles,
  2. Determination of density and potential temperature of sea water,
  3. Determination of water column eustatic parameters,
  4. Discussion of oceanographic diagrams,
  5. Ocean heat budget determination,
  6. Sea water and salt budget determination,
  7. Vertical velocity magnitude and direction calculation,
  8. Barotropic geostrophic currents computation,
  9. Baroclinic geostrophic currents computation,
  10. Tides and tidal waves,
  11. Development of wind-induced currents.

 

 

RECOMMENDED READING:

 

  1. «Physical Oceanography», Athanasios Ι. Theodorou, University Lecture Notes.
  2. «Physical Oceanography Notes», Sylaios Georgios, University Course Lectures.

 

PREREQUISITES:

Mathematics, Water Chemistry, Fluid Mechanics, Remote Sensing & GIS, Environmental Geology.

 

LERANING OUTCOMES AND COMPETENCES:

 

Α) Knowledge-based

 

  • Student introduction to the physical oceanic processes,
  • Presentation of main physical-chemical parameters and their monitoring methods,
  • Understanding the interactions between ocean and atmosphere,
  • Introduction to the basic equations describing physical process and transports.

 

Β) Skils/Competences acquired

 

  • Capacity to produce and discuss oceanographic diagrams,
  • Ability to design and solve heat, water and salt budgets,
  • Capacity to solve barotropic and baroclinic geostrophic equations,
  • Capacity to solve wind-induced equations and understand relevant processes.

 

ASSESSMENT METHODS:

Course evaluation is based on: a) weekly exercises, solved by the students, submitted through mail to the lecturer and discussed in the class, and b) the final written exam.

 

TEACHING LANGUAGE:

Greek

 

Contact

  • Address:Department of Environmental Engineering, 67100, Xanthi

  • Telephone: 30 25410 79109,79117,79112

  • Email: secr@env.duth.gr