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Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

AOS 571

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This course covers the physical principles and mathematical tools fundamental to the theoretical, observational, experimental, and numerical study of the atmosphere and oceans. Topics include: kinematical, dynamical, and thermodynamical equations for rotating and stratified fluids; hydrostatic and geostrophic balance; Boussinesq approximation; energetic balances; transport of scalar fields by advection and diffusion; vorticity and potential vorticity; shallow water theory; quasi-geostrophic theory.
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Section L01

  • Type: Lecture
  • Section: L01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 0
  • Capacity: 30
  • Class Number: 22017
  • Schedule: MW 01:30 PM-02:50 PM