**SO 335 - Quantitative Methods for
Meteorology and Oceanography**

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**Lecture Notes**

Chapter 1- Variables, Constant and Dimensions

Chapter 2- Vectors review

Chapter 3 - Gradient, divergence, vorticity

Chapter 4- Advection

Chapter 5- Material derivative

Chapter 6 - Flow visualization - streamlines, streamfunctions and velocity potential

Chapter 7- Taylor's series and vector integral theorems

Chapter 8- Mass Continuity

Handout - Leibnitz rule applied to fixed volume

Chapter 9- Equations of motion (Newton's second law)

- Derivation example (in-class example)

Chapter 10- Equations of motion in a rotating frame and Geostrophic flow

Chapter 11- Conversion from rectangular to polar coordinates and gradient wind

**Labs**

Advanced Plotting Techniques PPT

Lab 1 Global and regional MODIS sea surface temperatures

Lab 1 Quick reference worksheet

Lab 2 Global and regional OSCAR ocean currents

Lab 2 Quick reference worksheet

Lab 3 (guidelines) Ocean current divergence and relative vorticity

Lab 3 (Powerpoint) Ocean current divergence and relative vorticity

Lab 4 More on ocean current divergence and relative vorticity

Lab 5 Streamlines and trajectories

ALAMO float 9064 9080

OSCAR data 8767

**Assignments**

Assignment 3 (ungraded)