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Spring 2011-2012
AOS 572  

Atmospheric and Oceanic Wave Dynamics

Sonya A. Legg
Isidoro Orlanski

Observational evidence of atmospheric and oceanic waves; laboratory simulation. Surface and internal gravity waves; dispersion characteristics; kinetic energy spectrum; critical layer; forced resonance; instabilities. Planetary waves: scale analysis; physical description of planetary wave propagation; reflections; normal modes in a closed basin. Large-scale barclinic and barotropic instabilities. Eady and Charney models for barclinic instability, and energy transfer.


Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41165 S01 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm M Th        Enrolled:6 Limit:20