EOSC 512 · Advanced Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
First Class - Thursday, Sept 7 2017, 9:30am, EOS-Main room 101
The purpose of this course is to a) introduce the student to the dynamical principles governing the large-scale low-frequency motions in strongly rotating fluid systems (like the ocean, atmosphere, and planetary liquid core), and their consequences, and b) to develop the skills required to manipulate and use these equations to solve problems. At the end of this course, students should be able to
R. Pawlowicz
None, or alternatively, most of the 'standard' GFD texts for different bits of the course. Plus stuff I have not seen anywhere.
Topic | |
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Preliminaries, Scaling | 1 hour |
Governing Equations | 3 hours |
Fundamentals of Thermodynamics | 3 hours |
Rotating Flows | 5 hours |
Concepts in Wave Propagation | 2 hours |
inviscid Shallow Water Equations | 8 hours |
Stratification | 2 hours |
Friction and Viscosity | 3 hours |
Inbstability in rotating flows | 3 hours |
Convection | 3 hours |
Review | 1 hour |