ATOC 513 Waves and Stability (3 credits)

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


Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences : Description of the principal wave types and instability mechanisms of geophysical fluid dynamics. Geostrophic adjustment, wave dispersion, the WKBJ approximation. Wave types considered include (internal) inertia-gravity waves, planetary Rossby waves, and the equatorial and coastal wave guides. Instabilities considered include inertial, symmetric, barotropic, baroclinic, and Kelvin-Helmholtz instability.

Terms: Winter 2025

Instructors: Straub, David N (Winter)

  • Winter

  • 3 hours lecture

  • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): MATH 314, MATH 315, or permission of instructor

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