SO 513 - Honors Oceanic and Atmospheric Processes

The material for this course is an ongoing work in progress.  I welcome all comments and corrections pertaining to the content below.     Please email comments and corrections to:

      Kundu, P., I. Cohen, and D. Dowling, Fluid Mechanics. Academic Press, 2012.
      Stewart, R., Introduction to Physical Oceanography, Texas A&M University, 2008.
      Emanuel, K., 2004: Tropical cyclone energetics and structure. In Atmospheric Turbulence and Mesoscale Meteorology, E. Fedorovich, R. Rotunno and B. Stevens, editors, Cambridge University Press, 280 pp

Course documents:
     Course syllabus
     Course policy
     Calc 1 and 2 review sheet

Lecture Notes
Lesson 1 - Index notation
     Cool link to Scale of the Universe here

Lesson 2 - Mass Continuity

Lesson 3 - Navier Stokes equations
  - Lesson 3 extended: Bernoulli applications

Lesson 4 - Apparent forces

Lesson 5 - Turbulence and Ekman

Lesson 6 - Geostrophic wind, thermal wind, Taylor-Proudman columns

Lesson 7 - Equations of state for air and water

Lesson 8 - Oceanic stability

Lesson 9 - Vorticity

Lesson 10 - Barotropic and baroclinic instability

Lesson 11 - Stommel's model of oceanic circulation

Lab 1 - Exploring index notation

Lab 2 - Experimental verification of the parabolic shape of a fluid surface in a rotating tank

Lab 3 - Ekman layer in the upper-ocean

Assignment 1

Assignment 2

Assignment 3

Assignment 4

Assignment 5