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ATOC 513 Waves and Stability (3 credits)

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

Overview

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences : Linear theory of waves in rotating and stratified media. Geostrophic adjustment and model initialization. Wave propagation in slowly varying media. Mountain waves; waves in shear flows. Barotropic, baroclinic, symmetric, and Kelvin-Helmholtz instability. Wave-mean flow interaction. Equatorially trapped waves.

Terms: Winter 2014

Instructors: Timothy Merlis (Winter)

  • Winter
  • 3 hours lecture
  • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): MATH 314, MATH 315, or permission of instructor