Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, 7.5 credits

About the course

This course covers central concepts and dynamical phenomena in meteorology and oceanography. It includes, e.g.:

- derivation and applicability of the shallow-water equations

- the Rossby number, fast and slow mode, reduction to quasigeostrophy

- geostrophic adjustment

- geophysical waves

- conservation laws for energy and momentum

- stability theory

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