Fall 2015
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Monday 
Tuesday 
Wednesday 
Thursday 
Friday 

Aug 31 
Sept 1 
2 
3 First Day of Classes 
4 Intro to GFD

7 Fundamentals of Fluid
Dynamics (Hydrostatics) Lecture 2 
8 
9 Fundamentals of Fluid
Dynamics (Shallow water waves) 
10 
11 Fundamentals of Fluid
Dynamics (Shallow water waves and rotation) 
14 Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics (Rotating coordinates, introduction to equations of motion) Lecture 5 
15 
16 Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics (Introduction to equations of motion and vorticity) Homework
#1 
17 
18 Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics (Vorticity equation, circulation and scalings in GFD)

21 Vorticity equation and circulation

22 
23 Viscosity and boundry layers (NavierStokes Equation) Homework
#2 
24 
25 Approximations and scalings in GFD
Lecture 10 
28 Approximations and scalings in GFD (video of Flow Visualization)

29 
30 Implications of
Rotation for Flow dynamics
(video of Eularian vrs
Lagrangian Representation) 
Oct 1 
2
Wave in rotating flows

5

6

7 Barotropic flows: Kelvin Waves (video of Dynamics in
Rotating Fluids) Homework
#4 
8

9
Lecture 16 
12 Topographic Waves
Lecture 17 
13

14 Physical mechanisms of Waves (video of Pressure
driven Fluid flows) 
15 
16 Exam I handed out Instabilities and Free Energy

19
Analysis of
Instabilities 
20

21
Baratropic
Instabilities 
22 
23
Tropical
Dynamics 
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30 Exam I Due 
Nov 2
Viscosity and Ekman
layers 
3

4
Ekman layers and Ekman
pumping 
5

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9

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11
Stratification 
12 
13

16
Stratification Lecture 32 
17

18
Homework
#5 (Stratified Flows video
.... a good one) 
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20
Lecture 34 
23
Exam II Stratification 
24

25
Stratification 
26
Thanksgiving No Classes 
27
Thanksgiving No Classes

30 Solitons and Intro to
turbulence

Dec 1

2 Intro to
turbulence (A bit of the
FundamentalsBoundry Layers video) 
3 
4 Intro to
turbulence

7 Intro to
turbulence Exam II Due 
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