Outline MAST-806 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (2012)
Andreas Muenchow

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Chapters from Cushman-Roisin, B. and J.-M. Becker, 2011:

(75 minute class periods)

1. Fundamentals (6 periods))
Chapt.-1 Introduction
Chapt.-2 Coriolis "Force"
Chapt.-3 Governing equations-1
Chapt.-4 Governing equations-2

2. Rotation effects (12 periods)
Chapt.-7 Geostrophic flow and vorticity dynamics
Chapt.-9 Linear barotropic waves
Mid-term on Rossby Waves
Chapt.-8 Ekman layer
Chapt.-20 Large-scale ocean circulation
Chapt.-9 Barotropic instability

3. Combination of rotation and stratification (6 periods)
Chapt.-11 Stratification | Compressible fluids
Chapt.-15 Stratified geostrophic dynamics
Chapt.-16 Quasi-geostrophic dynamics

4. Selected topics from (3 periods):
Chapt.-10 Internal waves
Chapt.-11 Turbulence
Chapt.-12 Layered models
Chapt.-14 Upwelling
Chapt.-16 Baroclinic instability
Chapt.-17 Fronts, jets, and vortices
Chapt.-18 Climate dynamics
Chapt.-19 Equatorial dynamics

Last updated: Fri May 25 22:06:25 EDT 2012