Earth SciencesEART272 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Introduces fluid motion influenced by rotation. Topics include the Coriolis force, geostrophic flow, potential vorticity, the shallow water model, quasigeostrophic approximation, planetary waves, Ekman theory, thermal wind, models of the large-scale oceanic and atmospheric circulation, and equatorial dynamics. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 172.

Requirements

PHYS 227 is recommended as preparation. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Spring

Instructor

Christopher Edwards

Also offered as

OCEA 272

Requirements

PHYS 227 is recommended as preparation. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.