12.800 Fluid Dynamics of Ocean and Atmosphere

EAPS or WHOI Staff
Introductory subject for first-year graduate students in meteorology, climate, and oceanography. Eulerian and Lagrangian kinematics. Equations of mass, momentum, and energy in Eulerian form in rotating frame of reference. Vorticity and divergence. Scaling and geostrophic approximation. Potential vorticity. Ekman layers. Vortex motion.