Geophysical Fluid Dynamics: Waves and Mean Flows
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Explores theories of the large-scale ocean and atmosphere, including quasigeostrophic, planetary geostrophic, and shallow water equations. Topics will vary to focus on features of the general circulation and climate system (e.g. thermocline, westward intensification, jet stream dynamics, polar vortex, meridional overturning circulations), instabilities and waves (e.g. gravity, Rossby, and Kelvin), or rotating stratified turbulence. May be repeated with permission of instructor.
Pre-requisites: GEOL0350 or PHYS0720 or APMA 0340 and GEOL1510 or GEOL1520.
The Fall 2016 version will focus on Waves and Mean Flows.
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