Fall 2003
Note: this calander assumes we are able to agree to moving the class to MWF, if not the topics will be compressed into the TuesThurs format.
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)

24 Vorticity equation and circulation

25 
26 Viscosity and boundry layers (NavierStokes Equation) Homework
#2 
27 
28 Approximations and scalings in GFD
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

8

9

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

12
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

22
Analysis of
Instabilities 
23

24
Baratropic
Instabilities 
25 
26
Tropical
Dynamics 
29
No class 
30

31
No class 
Nov 1 
2
No class 
Nov 5 Exam I Due Viscosity and Ekman
layers 
6

7
Ekman layers and Ekman
pumping 
8

9

12 Meet in NSF 122 at 12:30

13

14 Meet in NSF 122 at 12:30 Stratification 
15 
16

19 Meet in NSF 122 at 12:30 Stratification Lecture 32 
20

21 Meet in NSF 122 at 12:30 Homework
#7 (Stratified Flows video
.... a good one) 
22

23
Lecture 34

26 Meet in NSF 122 at 12:30 Exam II Stratification 
27

28 Meet in NSF 122 at 12:30 Stratification 
29 Thanksgiving No Classes 
30 Thanksgiving No Classes 
Dec 3 Solitons and Intro to
turbulence

4

5 Intro to
turbulence (A bit of the
FundamentalsBoundry Layers video) 
6 
7 Intro to
turbulence Project
presentations 
10 Intro to
turbulence Exam II Due 
11 
12

13 
14

17

18 
19 
20 
21 