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ATMO.4150 Atmospheric Dynamics (Formerly 85.415)

Id: 007788 Credits Min: 3 Credits Max: 3


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-Reqs: ATMO 3010 Atmospheric Dynamics and MATH 2340 Differential Equations or MATH 2360 Eng Differential Equations.

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