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Spring 2015-2016
AOS 572   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Atmospheric and Oceanic Wave Dynamics

Sonya A. Legg

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.


Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 50%
Final Exam - 50%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41746 S01 9:00 am - 10:20 am T Th        Enrolled:3 Limit:20