12.804 Large-scale Flow Dynamics Lab, Fall 2005
Author(s)Flierl, Glenn; Illari, Lodovica
Large-scale Flow Dynamics Lab
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12.804 is a laboratory accompaniment to 12.803, Quasi-balanced Circulations in Oceans and Atmospheres. The subject includes analysis of observations of oceanic and atmospheric quasi-balanced flows, computational models, and rotating tank experiments. Student projects illustrate the basic principles of potential vorticity conservation and inversion, Rossby wave propagation, baroclinic instability, and the behavior of isolated vortices.
flow dynamics laboratory, oceanic, atmospheric, quasi-balanced flows, computational models, rotating tank experiments, potential vorticity conservation, potential vorticity inversion, Rossby waves, Rossby wave propagation, baroclinic instability, vortices