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This course introduces the students to dynamics of large-scale circulations in oceans and atmospheres.

Basic concepts include mass and momentum conservation, hydrostatic and geostrophic balance, and pressure and other vertical coordinates. It covers the topics of fundamental conservation and balance principles for large-scale flow, generation and dissipation of quasi-balanced eddies, as well as equilibrated quasi-balanced systems. Examples of oceanic and atmospheric quasi-balanced flows, computational models, and rotating tank experiments can be found in the accompaniment laboratory course 12.804, Large-scale Flow Dynamics Lab.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction Unlimited
  • Fundamental balance and conservations principles for quasi-balanced flow Unlimited
  • Equations of motion Unlimited
  • Circulation Unlimited
  • Potential vorticity Unlimited
  • Invertibility Unlimited
  • Potential vorticity and invertibility in the shallow water equations Unlimited
  • Quasigeostrophy and Pseudo-potential vorticity Unlimited
  • Quasi-geostrophic potential vorticity Unlimited
  • An example of the application of “potential vorticity” Unlimited
  • Boundary conditions Unlimited
  • Eady edge waves Unlimited
  • The superposition principle Unlimited
  • The secondary circulation Unlimited
  • Higher-order balance systems Unlimited
  • Rossby waves Unlimited
  • Quasi-geostrophic Rossby waves Unlimited
  • Barotropic instability Unlimited
  • Barotropic instability (cont.) Unlimited
  • The Charney-Stern theorem Unlimited

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