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Courses - Fall 2023
Atmospheric and Oceanic Science
Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Ocean I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in MATH462; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Equations of motion and their approximation, scale analysis for the atmosphere and the ocean. Conservation properties. Fluid motion in the atmosphere and oceans. Circulation and vorticity, geostrophic motion and the gradient wind balance. Turbulence and Ekman Layers.