Introduction

In the Department of Physical Oceanography of the CICESE we impart postgraduate studies (Master’s Degree and Ph.D.) and we do research on the physical behavior of the ocean from three complementary perspectives: observational, theoretical and numerical.

Using modern techniques and instruments we try to answer current questions related to flow in Mexican waters, the tsunami propagation, exchange processes with the atmosphere, wave behavior and dynamics of beaches, environmental issues, and weather and its variations: El Niño and La Niña, global warming.

All projects have human resource training, as in the department, which manages the most consolidates graduate program in physical oceanography in Mexico, we do not consider the training of human resources untied of research.

Understand the operation of the system known as Global Ocean is a task that requires the participation of many specialists in various areas. As physical oceanographers we try to understand why, when and how the ocean moves in all spatial and temporal scales, as well as the impact those movements can have on the environment and the development of human activities.


Whether you study the ocean as a whole or a little portion of it (a sea, a gulf, a bay, a coastal lagoon or beach among many other possible examples), physical oceanographers investigate the interaction of the ocean with its borders (waterfront, the seabed and atmosphere), and its consequences on weather and climate.

The questions we try to answer are related to water quality, salinity, temperature, density, and also with the understanding of the interactions of the ocean with physical factors such as wind speed, solar radiation, waves, tide, coastal and submerged geological structures among many others.

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