Phy 6212 Dynamic Meteorology Credit - 3

Geophysical fluid dynamics: Local and material time derivatives, conservation principles, Euler and Navier-Stoke’s equations, rotating and stratified flow, scale analysis, equations of motion in rotating spherical coordinates, hydrostatic approximation, Coriolis force.

Geostrophic balance, gradient wind, cyclostrophic and inertial flow, vertical shear, thermal wind; circulation theorems, vorticity and potential vorticity equations.

Atmospheric wave motions: Rossby waves, acoustic waves, Kelvin waves, gravity waves; Atmospheric turbulence, quasi-geotropic approximation, barotropic and baroclinic instabilities.