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GEOL 1820: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics: Waves and Mean FlowsBrown Critical Review Link
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.
Class meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9-9:50 in GeoChem 039. All assignments due by classtime on day noted. Baylor's office hours are Mondays 1:30-2:30 and Thursdays 2:00-3:00 or by appointment (just check my availability and request a time). The calendar of lectures with slides and links is below. It is also available as a public subscription iCalendar called "GEOL1820: GFD" at http://bit.ly/1SlC7us. Be sure to click on the HW & Reading where you can check under "Description" and maybe also "more details" for assignment and reading links.
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