Spring 2010
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Monday 
Tuesday 
Wednesday 
Thursday 
Friday 

Jan 18 
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21 First Day of Classes 
22 Intro to GFD

25 Fundamentals of Fluid
Dynamics (Hydrostatics) Lecture 2 
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27 Fundamentals of Fluid
Dynamics (Shallow water waves) 
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29 Fundamentals of Fluid
Dynamics (Shallow water waves and rotation) 
Feb 1 Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics (Rotating coordinates, introduction to equations of motion) Lecture 5 
2 
3 Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics (Introduction to equations of motion and vorticity) Homework
#1 
4 
5 Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics (Vorticity equation, circulation and scalings in GFD)

8 Vorticity equation and circulation

9 
10 Viscosity and boundry layers (NavierStokes Equation) Homework
#2 
11 
12 Approximations and scalings in GFD
Lecture 10 
22 Approximations and scalings in GFD (video of Flow Visualization)

23 
24 Implications of
Rotation for Flow dynamics
(video of Eularian vrs
Lagrangian Representation) 
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26
Wave in rotating flows

March 1

2

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

5
Lecture 16 
8 Spring Break 
9 Spring Break 
10 Spring Break 
11 Spring Break 
12 Spring Break 
15 Topographic Waves
Lecture 17 
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17 Physical mechanisms of Waves (video of Pressure
driven Fluid flows) 
18 
19 Exam I handed out Instabilities and Free Energy

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Analysis of
Instabilities 
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24
Baratropic
Instabilities 
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26
Tropical
Dynamics 
29 Exam I Due

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April 1 
2

5
Viscosity and Ekman
layers 
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Ekman layers and Ekman
pumping 
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Stratification 
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Stratification Lecture 32 
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Homework
#5 (Stratified Flows video
.... a good one) 
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23 Springfest
No Classes 
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Exam II Stratification 
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Stratification 
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Lecture 36 
May 3 Solitons and Intro to
turbulence

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5 Intro to
turbulence (A bit of the
FundamentalsBoundry Layers video) 
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7 Intro to
turbulence Project
presentations 
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