Fall 2013
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Monday 
Tuesday 
Wednesday 
Thursday 
Friday 

Sept 2 
3 
4 
5 First Day of Classes 
6 Intro to GFD

9 Fundamentals of Fluid
Dynamics (Hydrostatics) Lecture 2 
10 
11 Fundamentals of Fluid
Dynamics (Shallow water waves) 
12 
13 Fundamentals of Fluid
Dynamics (Shallow water waves and rotation) 
16 Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics (Rotating coordinates, introduction to equations of motion) Lecture 5 
17 
18 Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics (Introduction to equations of motion and vorticity) Homework
#1 
19 
20 Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics (Vorticity equation, circulation and scalings in GFD)

23 Vorticity equation and circulation

24 
25 Viscosity and boundry layers (NavierStokes Equation) Homework
#2 
26 
27 Approximations and scalings in GFD
Lecture 10 
30 Approximations and scalings in GFD (video of Flow Visualization)

Oct 1 
2 Implications of
Rotation for Flow dynamics
(video of Eularian vrs
Lagrangian Representation) 
3 
4
Wave in rotating flows

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8

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

11
Lecture 16 
14 Topographic Waves
Lecture 17 
15

16 Physical mechanisms of Waves (video of Pressure
driven Fluid flows) 
17 
18 Exam I handed out Instabilities and Free Energy

21
Analysis of
Instabilities 
22

23
Baratropic
Instabilities 
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25
Tropical
Dynamics 
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Nov 1 Exam I Due 
Nov 4
Viscosity and Ekman
layers 
5

6
Ekman layers and Ekman
pumping 
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Stratification 
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18
Stratification Lecture 32 
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20
Homework
#5 (Stratified Flows video
.... a good one) 
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Lecture 34 
25
Exam II Stratification 
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27
Stratification 
28
Thanksgiving No Classes 
29
Thanksgiving No Classes

Dec 2 Solitons and Intro to
turbulence

3

4 Intro to
turbulence (A bit of the
FundamentalsBoundry Layers video) 
5 
6 Intro to
turbulence Project
presentations 
9 Intro to
turbulence Exam II Due 
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