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MTO 337E - Atmospheric Dynamics I

Course Objectives

1. To interpret the terms in the governing equations;
2. To understand the relations between variables in the equations;
3. To recognize the strengths and limits of simplified solutions to the governing equations

Course Description

Physical dimensions and units, Total differentiation, Equation of motion in Cartesian coordinates, Fundamental forces, Noninertial reference frames and apparent forces, Equation of motion in spherical coordinates, Scale analysis of equation of motion, Geostrophic approximation, Structure of the static atmosphere, Hydrostatic approximation, Continuity equation, Thermodynamic energy equation, Geopotential, Barometric formulas, Static stability and convection, Parcel method, Stability criteria in terms of potential temperature, Basic equations in isobaric coordinates. Natural coordinates, balanced flow

Course Coordinator
Yurdanur Ünal
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