Photos taken during Jack Barth's Coastal Oceanography class, July 2019.
Courses taught at Oregon State University
Term Courses Title Credits
Summer 2020 OC 433/533 Coastal and Estuarine Oceanography 3
Summer 2019 OC 332 Coastal Oceanography 3
Spring 2016 OC433/533 Coastal and Estuarine Oceanography 3
Spring 2015 OC679 Advanced Coastal Oceanography 3
Spring 2014 OC/GEO103 Exploring the Deep 4
Spring 2014 OC433/533 Coastal and Estuarine Oceanography 3
Circulation of the coastal ocean including continental shelf circulation, upwelling, coastal jets, undercurrents, coastal-trapped waves. Fundamentals of surface waves and tides; tsunamis, wind generation, breaking patterns; shallow-water processes and beach morphology.
Spring 2013 OC/GEO103 Exploring the Deep 4
Spring 2013 OC679 Advanced Coastal Oceanography 3
Spring 2012 OC/GEO103 Exploring the Deep 4
Spring 2012 OC433/533 Coastal and Estuarine Oceanography 3
Spring 2011 OC679 Advanced Coastal Oceanography 3
Spring 2010 OC433/533 Coastal and Estuarine Oceanography 3
Winter 2009 OC679 Advanced Coastal Oceanography 3
Winter 2008 OC332 Coastal Oceanography 3
Physics, geology, biology and hydrology of coastal oceans. How coastal waters respond to forcing by heating, cooling, winds, tides, waves, rain, evaporation, river runoff and freezing. Geography and geology of coastlines: erosion and deposition processes, beach dynamics. Coastal equilibrium cells as sources and sinks of sediment. Rocky shore, beach, mudflat, estuarine and coastal biotic communities; animal migrations. Law of the Sea rights and responsibilities of coastal states. Fisheries and mariculture in coastal seas. Pollution and coastal ocean resources. Using a matrix to deﬁne environmental problems; pathways that pollutants take through coastal ecosystems.
Spring 2007 OC679 Advanced Coastal Oceanography 3
Winter 2005 OC671 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics 4
Dynamics of rotating and stratified fluids, potential vorticity geostrophic motion; inviscid shallow-water theory, Poincare, Kelvin and Rossby waves; geostrophic adjustment, Ekman layers, two-layer and continuously stratiﬁed
Winter 2004 OC433/533 Coastal and Estuarine Oceanography 4
Winter 2003 OC679 Coastal Circulation 3
Surface, bottom and mixed boundary layers; wind-driven shelf circulation; steady circulation models; coastally-trapped waves and remote forcing; observations of continental shelf and slope circulation with an emphasis on the US west and east coasts. J. Barth created and developed this course.
Spring 2002 OC433/533 Coastal and Estuarine Oceanography 3
Winter 2001 OC332 Coastal Oceanography 3
Winter 2000 OC679 Coastal Circulation 3
Spring 1998 OC433/533 Coastal and Estuarine Oceanography 3
Winter 1997 OC679b Coastal Circulation 3
Spring 1992 OC433/533 Coastal and Estuarine Oceanography 3
Winter 1991 OC675 Numerical Modeling of Ocean Circulation 4
Review of theoretical models of ocean circulation, including shallow water, barotropic, quasi-geostrophic and primitive equation models; adjustment times, internal length and time scales; the role of advection, bathymetry and coastlines; global models, basin models, regional models and models of jets, eddies and boundary currents. Review of numerical techniques and problems specific to ocean modeling. Local facilities are used to develop models on remote supercomputers (see “Colleges Take Advantage of Cray Time Grants for Students”, 1991, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 72, 1377–1379.)
Fall 1990 OC670 Fluid Dynamics 4
Fundamentals of fluid dynamics; conservation laws of mass, momentum and energy; inviscid and viscous flows; boundary layers; vorticity dynamics; irrotational and potential flow.