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Marine Science with focus in Physics


College or University: University of Miami

Type of degree: B.S.

Brief overview of program: Physical oceanography encompasses the study of the temporal and spacial variability in the ocean and atmosphere. Data collected by current meters, profilers and satelite are used to compile models of oceanic circulation, water and heat transport by currents, and effects of circulation patterns on ocean distributions of biotic and abiotic constituents. Areas of Study: physical properties of seawater, light and sound in the ocean, tides and waves, how water and energy are circulated by currents, the interaction of the ocean and the atmosphere, and the ocean's effects on weather and climate.

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Email: marsci@miami.edu.

Institution address: 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
                             Miami,FL 33149-1098

 


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