Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Ocean
Prerequisite: AOSC431. Corequisite: MATH246. Credit only granted for: AOSC432, METO432, or AOSC632. Formerly: METO432. Equations of motion and their approximation, scale analysis for the atmosphere and the ocean. Conservation properties. Fluid motion in the atmosphere and oceans. Geostrophic/balanced and ageostrphic/unbalanced motion. Circulation, vorticity, and potential vorticity. Introduction to the boundary layer.