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Description

This course is an introduction to basic ideas of geophysical wave motion in rotating, stratified, and rotating-stratified fluids.

Subject begins with general wave concepts of phase and group velocity. It also covers the dynamics and kinematics of gravity waves with a focus on dispersion, energy flux, initial value problems, etc.

Course Curriculum

  • Waves Unlimited
  • Slowly varying media: ray theory Unlimited
  • Surface gravity waves Unlimited
  • Energy equation Unlimited
  • Initial value problem — homogeneous medium Unlimited
  • Internal waves Unlimited
  • WKB theory for internal gravity waves — non rotating case Unlimited
  • Internal waves modified by rotation — unbounded fluid Unlimited
  • The oceanic wave guide: normal modes of a stratified, rotating fluid Unlimited
  • Unbounded domain — non rotating reflection from a solid boundary Unlimited
  • Laplace tidal equations on the sphere Unlimited
  • Shallow water equations with rotation — Poincaré waves Unlimited
  • The Kelvin wave Unlimited

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