#### Instructors

Valentina Radic

#### Textbook

Required: J.R. Holton "An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology", 4th edition, Academic Press, 2004. (PDF available online, see Syllabus)

Or: J.R. Holton & G. J. Hakim "An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology", 5th edition, Academic Press, 2013. 532 pp

#### Course Content

2016 : Syllabus

2014 : Syllabus

2008 : Syllabus

2006 : ATSC 404 course content

#### Lecture Topics

**Day 1** (Jan 4): Intro presentation Math Assignment (due on Friday 8th Jan in class)

**Day 2** (Jan 6): Fundamental Forces

**Day 3** (Jan 8): Hydrostatic Balance (Math Review Quiz)

**Day 4** (Jan 11): Rotating Frame of Reference

**Day 5** (Jan 13): Apparent Forces

**Day 6** (Jan 15): Problems (Homework due on Monday 18th Jan in class)

**Day 7** (Jan 18): Total Derivative, Momentum Equation (Homework keys; graded homework due by Friday)

**Day 8** (Jan 20): Momentum Equation in Cartesian Coordinates, Scale Analysis of Momentum Equation

**Day 9** (Jan 22): Problems (Homework due on Monday 25th Jan in class)

**Day 10** (Jan 25): Scale Analysis of Momentum Eq.: Geostrophic and Hydrostatic Approximation (Homework keys; graded homework due by Friday)

**Day 11** (Jan 27): Continuity Equation

**Day 12** (Jan 29): Problems (Homework due on Monday 1st Feb in class)

**Day 13** (Feb 1): Thermodynamic Energy Equation (Homework keys; graded homework due by Friday)

**Day 14** (Feb 3): Convective (In)Stability, Potential Temperature

**Day 15** (Feb 5): Problems (Homework due on Wednesday 10th Feb in class)

**Day 16** (Feb 10): Basic Equations in Isobaric Coordinates (Homework keys; graded homework due by Friday)

**Day 17** (Feb 12): Balanced Flow: Geostrophic Vortex, Cyclostrophic Vortex, Gradient Wind (Homework due on Monday 22nd Feb in class)

**Day 18** (Feb 22): Streamlines and Trajectories, Thermal Wind (Homework keys; graded homework due by Friday)

**Day 19** (Feb 24): More on Thermal Wind and Gradient Wind

**Day 20** (Feb 26): Problems (Homework due on Monday 29th Feb in class)

**Day 21** (Feb 29): Vorticity, Vorticity Equation (Homework keys; graded homework due by Friday)

**Day 22** (Mar 2): Scale Analysis of Vorticity Equation

**Day 23** (Mar 4): Conservation of Barotropic Potential Vorticity, Problems (Homework due on Monday 7th Mar in class)

**Day 24** (Mar 7): More on Barotropic Potential Vorticity, Quasi-Geostophic Analysis (Homework keys; graded homework due by Friday)

**Day 25** (Mar 9): More on Quasi-Geostrophic Analysis

**Day 26** (Mar 11): Problems (Homework due on Monday 14th Mar in class)

**Day 27** (Mar 14): Waves: Basic Concepts, Dispersion and Group Velocity (Homework keys; graded homework due by Friday)

**Day 28** (Mar 16): Perturbation Theory for Linearising the Governing PDEs

**Day 29** (Mar 18): Shallow-water Gravity Waves; Problems (Homework due on Monday 21st Mar in class)

**Day 30** (Mar 21): Rossby Waves (Homework keys; graded homework due by Wednesday 30th Mar)

#### Labs

See Syllabus 2016.

#### Extra material:

Matlab Assignments from 2014:

Assignment 1: Coriolis (codes)

Assignment 2: Thermodynamics (codes)

Assignment 3: Vorticity (codes)

Assignment 4: Waves (codes)

Assignment 5: Baroclinic instability (codes)