Introduction to Atmospheric Dynamics

GEOL 1510 S02 [CRN: 26055]

The objective of GEOL1510 is to understand the fundamental physical principles that govern the motion of the atmosphere. Students will explore the dynamics of the atmosphere and the mathematical laws governing weather and climate. Topics include the fundamental equations of motion in rotating fluids, hydrostatic, geostrophic and thermal wind balance, and vorticity, as applied to phenomena, including sea breezes, planetary waves, midlatitude cyclones, fronts, and the global general circulation. The emphasis will be on physical interpretation of the equations but facility with vector calculus is critical. Enrollment limited to 30.
Term
Spring 2018
Credit Hours
1
Maximum Enrollment
30
Primary Instructor
Meetings
10:00 - 10:50 Mon, Wed, Fri - from Jan 24, 2018 to May 18, 2018
Exam Group Code
03