85.415 Atmospheric Dynamics

Atmospheric Dynamics

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7788
Status Active

Explores dynamics of rotating fluids in a rotating reference frame. Conservation laws (momentum, continuity, and thermodynamics energy equations). Scale analysis, geostrophic balance. Applications to balanced flow, streamlines and trajectories, thermal wind, vertical motion, and surface pressure tendency. Circulation and vorticity, potential vorticity equation, barotropic and baroclinic vorticity.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 85.301 Atmospheric Dynamics and 92.234 Differential Equations or 92.236 Eng Differential Equations.