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ATOC 515 Turbulence in Atmosphere and Oceans (3 credits)

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


Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences : Application of statistical and semi-empirical methods to the study of geophysical turbulence. Reynolds' equations, dimensional analysis, and similarity. The surface and planetary boundary layers. Oceanic mixed layer. Theories of isotropic two- and three- dimensional turbulence: energy and enstrophy inertial ranges. Beta turbulence.

Terms: Winter 2015

Instructors: David N Straub (Winter)

  • Winter
  • 3 hours lecture
  • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): MATH 314, MATH 315, a previous course in fluid dynamics (such as ATOC 512), or permission of instructor