METR 5113 Advanced Atmospheric Dynamics I Fall 2017, MWF 1:00-1:50 pm
National Weather Center (NWC), Room 5930
office: National Weather Center, room 5423 phone: 325-6097
email: firstname.lastname@example.org (best way to reach me – I read it many times a day)
MW 2 – 4pm
Additional office hours upon request – just ask! You can also drop by my office anytime and see if I’m free. I’m usually not here early in the mourning (er, morning).
Kundu, P. K. and Cohen, I. M., 2002: Fluid Mechanics (well, any edition will do).
A list of references and suggested readings will be distributed on the first day of class.
Class notes will be posted online at: http://weather.ou.edu/~ashapiro/METR5113
MATH 4163 (Partial Differential Equations) or equivalent coursework.
2 in-class exams (30 % each)
Final exam (40 %). OU has scheduled the final exam for Thursday, 14 Dec., 8 – 10 am
List of topics:
Vector and Cartesian tensor analysis. Lagrangian and Eulerian viewpoints. Streamlines and trajectories. Forces. Mass conservation. Useful flow decompositions. Potential theory and applications. Bernoulli’s equation and applications. Navier-Stokes equations and some exact solutions. Kinematics of vorticity and circulation. Vorticity dynamics. Geostrophic flow. Thermal wind. Ekman layer. Rossby waves. Linear gravity waves. Shallow water and deep water limits.
Group velocity. Internal gravity waves.
Students with disabilities:
The University of Oklahoma is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for all students with disabilities. Students with disabilities who require accommodations in this course should contact me as early in the semester as possible. Students with disabilities must be registered with the Disability Resource Center prior to receiving accommodations in this course.