The fundamental principles governing the flow of a density-stratified fluid on a rotating planet, with applications to the motions of the ocean and atmosphere. Equivalent to ATSC 414.
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Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, B. Cushman-Roisin.
|Vector Calculus||1 lecture|
|The Coriolis Force||2 lectures|
|The Governing Equations||3 lectures|
|Geostrophy and Vorticity||3 lectures|
|Ekman Layer||4 lectures|
|Linear Barotropic Waves||5 lectures|
|Barotropic Instability||2 lectures|
|Ocean Circulation||1 lecture|
|Internal Waves||2 lectures|
|Layered Models||1 lecture|
|Stratified Geostrophic Dynamics||2 lectures|
|Quasi-geostrophic Dynamics||2 lectures|
|Baroclinic Instability||2 lectures|
|Equatorial Dynamics||2 lectures|
There are no labs for this course.