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Physical Oceanography II

Master's level | 15 credits | Course code: OCM210
Spring 2021
100% Day
Period: 18 January 2021 - 24 March 2021
2 Opens 15 September GU-21957
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The course is a continuation of OCM100, Physical Oceanography I. It provides an introduction to time-dependent phenomena in the sea, such as waves and instabilities at both small and large scales. A great emphasis is on the physical understanding of how small amplitude disturbances propagate and how a rotating fluid naturally evolves toward a state of geostrophic balance, a process known as the geostrophic adjustment. The course will also give a review of how turbulent mixing takes place in the sea, describing what controls the seasonal variability of the surface mixed layer properties and what sets the stratification in the ocean’s interior.

Course Syllabus


Requirements and Selection

Requirements: A Bachelor's degree in Natural Science, Engineering or Technology including 15 credits within Physical Oceanography. Alternatively: 120 credits in the field of Science where at least 60 credits must be in the fields of Mathematics, Physics and Meteorology and at least 15 credits within Physical Oceanography.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 29 750 SEK
First payment: 29 750 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Barbara Casari
Contact form
031 - 786 3763
Carl Skottsbergs gata 22B


Department of Marine Sciences
Box 461
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Carl Skottsbergs gata 22 B

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