CODE 105096 2022/2023 6 cfu anno 2 FISICA 9012 (LM-17) - GENOVA 6 cfu anno 1 FISICA 9012 (LM-17) - GENOVA FIS/01 GENOVA 2° Semester AULAWEB

## OVERVIEW

In this course we present   the movements of the sea and the coastal surface oscillations of  oceanographic basins by means of numerical models  and experimental data of current meters and tidal gauges

## AIMS AND CONTENT

### LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course addresses the students towards the capacity of analysing  ecological problems with the  possibilty of controlling  the  physical aspects of an oceanographic region

### AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Teaching aims to obtain :1) the knowledge of the physical laws of the dynamic of the sea with  wind and atmospheric pressure forcing terms:  2)  the capacity of forecasting ocean currents and sea level oscillations by means of numerical models

### TEACHING METHODS

Teaching is articulated in two modules: 1) the equations of motion of the  physical oceanography

2) the matlab exercises of applied oceanography The lesssons will be hopefully held in person with the possibility for students to follow even at distance via video conference on the Teams platform

The code to access the lesson on Teams is : vv2pp13

### SYLLABUS/CONTENT

D’alembert wave equation and numerical resolution with Matlab code

Euler equations in an oceanographic basin with numerical resolution with Matlab code

Navier - Stokes equations  and numerical resolution in the Ligurian Sea with wind forcing terms

Navier - Stokes equations in the gulf of Genoa with cyclonic and anticyclonic pressure fields

Astronomical tidal forces and analysis of long period  sea level oscillations at Genoa, Trieste and Venice

Digital current meters, atmospheric pressure  sensors and long period  vertical seismometers to measure and forecast storm waves

K. F . Bowden, Physical oceanography of Coastal Waters ( 1983). Ellis Horwood. Ltd

A. E. Gill, Atmosphere-ocean dynamics (1982). Academic Press

F. Mosetti, Fondamenti di Oceanologia e Idrologia (1979). UTET

J. Proudman, Dynamical Oceanography (1952). Methuen & COLTD

## LESSONS

### LESSONS START

beginning of second semester (end of February)

### Class schedule

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile all'indirizzo EasyAcademy.

## EXAMS

Oral exam

### ASSESSMENT METHODS

the exam consists of general questions on the equations of fluids that describe marine motions and the discussion of an applied oceanography thesis chosen by the candidate and is structured in such a way as to verify the understanding of the topics covered and the student's ability to address an environmental problem and propose solutions to improve the system