PS 213

Physics 213 Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (3 units)

This course introduces the physics of the flow of the atmosphere and the ocean. Gravity, friction and the earth’s rotation are presented in the context of conservation equations. Approximate solutions are derived and used to describe typical phenomena.

Prerequisite: none

Bibliography
 
Cushman-Roisin, B., 1994: Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics. Prentice Hall, NJ.
Holton, J. R., 1990: An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology. 2nd Edition. Academic Press, New
York.Physics 213 Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (3 units)
This course introduces the physics of the flow of the atmosphere and the ocean. Gravity, friction and the earth’s rotation are presented in the context of conservation equations. Approximate solutions are derived and used to describe typical phenomena.
Prerequisite: none
Bibliography:
Cushman-Roisin, B., 1994: Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics. Prentice Hall, NJ.
Holton, J. R., 1990: An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology. 2nd Edition. Academic Press, New
York.