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PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY

CODE 61892
ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021
CREDITS 6 credits during the 1st year of 10723 MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY (LM-75) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR GEO/12
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY)
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES This unit is a module of:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to introduce Students to the Physical oceanography and the Oceanographic instrumentation with the related application software; issues related to the physical parameters of the water masses, wave motion, currents and ocean circulation will be addressed. We will try to correlate what happens in the atmosphere with what happens in the oceans and vice versa. Finally, we will analyze the planning of an oceanographic campaign, and real case studies of monitoring at sea. Sea cruises are planned to apply what has been learned during the course to real situations.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Study of the physical-chemical characteristics of the water masses and their dynamics and study of the electronic instrumentation necessary for their characterization. Study of real cases and solution of related problems.

Students will be able to face and resolve situations that may occur at sea (during campaigns at sea) by working in teams with different tasks: all of them will take turns to be responsible for the real activities that will take place on board.

TEACHING METHODS

Please refer to the specific AulaWeb application for teaching for any updates due to changes in the health and epidemiological situation.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The main contents of the course will concern the study of physical-chemical parameters of the water emasse (T, Sal, Turbidity ...) and their interactions with the environment also from a biological point of view, and the study of dynamics and causes that "cause" it. The circulation of the Oceans and the seas of the Mediterranean Sea will be studied with particular attention to the Ligurian Sea.

The main oceanographic instruments will be studied and used for real activities, analyzing real cases and solving new cases during cruises at sea.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Teaching material (PowerPoints, articles and more) provided by the teacher

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MARCO CAPELLO (President)

GABRIELE FERRETTI

PAOLO POVERO (President Substitute)

MASSIMILIANO BURLANDO (Substitute)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Please refer to the specific AulaWeb application for teaching for any updates due to changes in the health and epidemiological situation.

LESSONS START

Lesson period: 15.02.2021-11.06.2021

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

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Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
29/01/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
12/02/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
01/04/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
18/06/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
09/07/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
23/07/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
03/09/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

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