12.800 Fluid Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Ocean, Fall 2003
Author(s)Hansen, James A.
Fluid Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Ocean
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This class introduces fluid dynamics to first year graduate students. The aim is to help students acquire an understanding of some of the basic concepts of fluid dynamics that will be needed as a foundation for advanced courses in atmospheric science, physical oceanography, ocean engineering, etc. The emphasis will be on fluid fundamentals, but with an atmosphere/ocean twist.
meteorology, climate, mass, momentum, energy, Vorticity, divergence Scaling, geostrophic approximation, Ekman layers, Vortex motion, fluid dynamics, atmospheric science, physical oceanography, ocean engineering, oceans, fluid flow, conservation equations, vortex flows, circulation, Earth, rotation, GFD kinematics, waves, Eulerian kinematics, Lagrangian kinematics, Fluid dynamics, Ocean-atmosphere interaction, Atmospheric circulation