ATOC 512 Atmospheric and Oceanic Dynamics (3 credits)

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Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences (Faculty of Science)


Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences : Introduction to the fluid dynamics of large-scale flows of the atmosphere and oceans. Stratification of atmosphere and oceans. Equations of state, thermodynamics and momentum. Kinematics, circulation, and vorticity. Hydrostatic and quasi-geostrophic flows. Brief introduction to wave motions, flow over topography, Ekman boundary layers, turbulence.

Terms: Fall 2010

Instructors: Peter Bartello (Fall)

  • Fall
  • 3 hours lecture
  • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): Permission of instructor