The Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) interns spend 8 weeks in the research group of Prof. Jorge Sarmiento (AOS-Princeton), conducting research on severeal topic related to ocean biogeochemistry, ocean-climate feedbacks, and marine ecosystems and fisheries, under supervision of postdoctoral researchers in the group
An introduction to the ocean, atmosphere, and climate from the perspective of oceanography. Covers coastal processes including waves, beaches, tides and ecosystems; open ocean processes including atmospheric circulation and its impact on the surface ocean, the wind driven circulation, and surface ocean ecosystems; and the abyssal ocean including circulation, the cycling of chemicals, and ocean sediments and what they tell us about the climate history of the earth. The final part of the course will cover humans and the earth system, including a discussion of ocean resources and climate change.
The unit will be delivered through a combination of lectures and computer-based accompanying assigments. Students will use higher-level programming languages to manipulate numerical models provided by the organizers. We will discuss typical model errors and provide strategies for error minimization. At the end of the course, students will develop their own simple models to address a scientific problem of their choice.