Monday 
Tuesday 
Wednesday 
Thursday 
Friday 

Sept 3 
4 
5 
6 First Day of Classes 
7 Intro to GFD

10 Fundamentals of Fluid
Dynamics (Hydrostatics) 
11 
12 Fundamentals of Fluid
Dynamics (Shallow water waves) 
13 
14 Fundamentals of Fluid
Dynamics (Shallow water waves and rotation) 
17 Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics (Rotating coordinates, introduction to equations of motion) Chapter 3 
18 
19 Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics (Introduction to equations of motion and vorticity) Homework
#1 
20 
21 Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics (Vorticity equation, circulation and scalings in GFD) Rm 401 IARC 
24 Vorticity equation and circulation

25 
26 Viscosity and boundry layers (NavierStokes Equation) Homework
#2 
27 
28 Approximations and scalings in GFD Rm 417 IARC Lecture 10 
Oct 1 Approximations and scalings in GFD (video of Flow Visualization)

2 
3 Implications of
Rotation for Flow dynamics
(video of Eularian vrs
Lagrangian Representation) 
4 
5
Wave in rotating flows Rm 401 IARC 
8

9

10 Barotropic flows: Kelvin Waves (video of Dynamics in
Rotating Fluids) Homework
#4 
11

12 Rm 401 IARC Lecture 16 
15 Topographic Waves
Lecture 17 
16

17 Physical mechanisms of Waves (video of Pressure
driven Fluid flows) 
18 
19 Exam I handed out Instabilities and Free Energy Chapter 7 Rm 401 IARC 
22
Analysis of
Instabilities 
23

24
Baratropic
Instabilities 
25 
26 Exam I Due Tropical
Dynamics 
29
Climate and Climate
dynamics mechanisms 
30

31
Climate and Climate
dynamics mechanisms 
Nov 1 
2
Climate and Climate
dynamics mechanisms 
5
Viscosity and Ekman
layers 
6

7
Ekman layers and Ekman
pumping 
8

9
Rm 401 IARC 
12

13

14
Stratification 
15 
16 Rm 401 IARC 
19
Stratification Lecture 32 
20

21
Homework
#7 (Stratified Flows video
.... a good one) 
22 Thanksgiving No Classes 
23 Thanksgiving No Classes 
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27

28
Stratification 
29 
30
Stratification Rm 401 IARC 
Dec 3 Solitons and Intro to
turbulence

4

5 Intro to
turbulence (A bit of the
FundamentalsBoundry Layers video) 
6 
7 Intro to
turbulence Exam II
Due 
10 Intro to
turbulence

11 
12

13 
14 Rm 401 IARC 
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