Introduction. Jay McCreary. Summer School on: Dynamics of the North Indian Ocean. National Institute of Oceanography Dona Paula, Goa June 17 – July 29, 2010. Goal.
Summer School on:
Dynamics of the North Indian Ocean
National Institute of Oceanography
Dona Paula, Goa
June 17 – July 29, 2010
To provide a comprehensive introduction of ocean dynamics in the North Indian Ocean (NIO), that is, of the processes that maintain NIO circulations and cause their variability on all time scales.
2) Ocean models (OGCMs, LCS & layer models; model hierarchy)
3) Analytic and numerical methods
4) Processes (idealized solutions)
5) Applications (realistic solutions)
1) HIG Notes (NOTE: σ→ –σ)
2) Math Notes
3) Interior-ocean Notes
4) Equatorial-ocean Notes
5) Coastal-ocean Notes
Tomorrow, we begin to discuss ocean model. For the LCS model, please read HIG pp.1–17, INT Problem #2. For the 1½-layer model, please read INT Problem #1a.
Only a start
At the end of this course, you will have learned a lot about NIO dynamics. But, it is impossible to cover everythingabout the NIO in this short time. So, the talks are intended to provide introductions to various topics of NIO dynamics, which will then make it easier for you to study further.
Some mathematical techniques are needed to obtain analytical solutions. Several mathematical lectures are included to introduce the techniques that are used.
Given the time limits of the course, we will be going at a fast pace. So, please keep up with the material as best as you can. Also, please do not get discouraged, as ideas introduced earlier in the course will be reinforced later.
Although these talks arecalled “lectures,” they are meant to be “discussions.” So, ask questions and bring up issues at any timeduring the presentations.
I often make mistakes, both in speaking and (likely) in the slides. Please bring any errors to our attention as soon as you notice them.
Satish Shetye & D. Shankar
Satheesh Shenoi, M. Ravichandran,
and P.N. Vinayachandran
Sarvesh Chandra, Ashok Nulguda, ITG, and FM
Nanddeep Nasnodkar, Ronnie Fernandes, Krishnakiran, Akshaya Shirwaikar,
and Apeksha Phaldesai
NIO colleagues from administrative staff, and D.T. Toraskar
Abhisek Chatterjee & Arnab Mukherjee
&The Indian Summer Monsoon