Geophysical Fluid Dynamics I (ATMS 509/OCEAN 512a)
ATMS 509/OCN 512
Location: JHN 022
Schedule: MWF 10:30-11:20
Dynamics of rotating stratified fluid flow in the atmosphere/ocean and laboratory analogues.
Equations of state, compressibility, Boussinesq approximation.
Geostrophic balance, Rossby number.
Poincare, Kelvin, Rossby waves, geostrophic adjustment.
Continuously stratified dynamics: Inertia-gravity waves, potential vorticity, quasigeostrophy.
Prerequisite: ATM S 505/AMATH 505/OCEAN 511