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Ocean Turbulence and the Carbon Cycle - International Summer School 2021
Provider: Faculty of Science

Activity no.: 5906-21-11-31
Enrollment deadline: 09/08/2021
Date and time09.08.2021, at: 00:00 - 15.08.2021, at: 16:00
Regular seats20
ECTS credits2.50
Contact personJulie Meier Hansen    E-mail address: juliemh@nbi.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserMarkus Jochum    E-mail address: mjochum@nbi.ku.dk

Aim and content
In this course we will discuss three of the world's ocean's major circulation systems and how they control the ocean carbon biogeochemistry: the subtropical gyre, the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, and the meridional overturning circulation. The focus will be on the manipulation of the equations of motion to derive simple analytical models of these systems. Observations and numerical models will then be used to fill these equations with life.

Learning outcome
When the course is finished, it is expected that the student is able to:
•Explain the basic components of the marine carbon cycle
•Design, execute and analyze climate model simulations
•Explain the energetics of the meridional overturning circulation
•Understand the relevance of friction and mixing for the ocean circulation

Guest lecturers:

Professor Carsten Eden, University of Hamburg

Professor Zanna Chase, University of Tasmania

Dr Joel Padro, Antarctic Climate Center, Australia

Local lecturers:
Professor Markus Jochum, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
Professor Sune Olander Rasmussen, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen


Preparation: 1 week, literature review, basics of Python Final Project, after summer school, ~ 1 week.

Sunday & Saturday are travel days.
Lectures and exercises are Mon-Fri 9am - noon: Lectures 1pm - 6pm, with 1 hour break @3pm: Self study, i.e. designing and executing numerical experiments with our Earth System Model VerosB.


For more information on the course, please contact Markus Jochum <mjochum@nbi.ku.dk>

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