Fall 2017
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Monday 
Tuesday 
Wednesday 
Thursday 
Friday 

Aug 28 First Day of Classes Intro to GFD

29 
30 Fundamentals of Fluid
Dynamics (Hydrostatics) Lecture 2 
31

Sept 1 Fundamentals of Fluid
Dynamics (Shallow water waves) 
4 Labor Day 
5 
6 Fundamentals of Fluid
Dynamics (Shallow water waves and rotation) 
7 
8 Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics (Rotating coordinates, introduction to equations of motion) Lecture 5 Last Day to Drop 
11 Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics (Introduction to equations of motion and vorticity)

12 
13 Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics (Vorticity equation, circulation and scalings in GFD) Lecture 7 
14 
15 Vorticity equation and circulation

18 Viscosity and boundry layers (NavierStokes Equation)

19 
20 Approximations and scalings in GFD
Homework
#2 
21 
22 Approximations and scalings in GFD (video of Flow Visualization)
Lecture 11 
25 Implications of Rotation for Flow dynamics (video of Eularian vrs Lagrangian Representation)

26 
27 Wave in rotating flows 
28 
29
Wave in rotating flows

Oct 2 Barotropic flows: Kelvin Waves (video of Dynamics in Rotating Fluids)

3

4 Rossby Waves (video of Dynamics in Rotating Fluids) Homework
#4 
5

6
Lecture 17 
9 Physical mechanisms of Waves (video of Pressure driven Fluid flows)
Lecture 18 
10

11 Instabilities and Free Energy 
12 
13 Exam I handed out Analysis of Instabilities

16
Baratropic
Instabilities 
17

18
Tropical
Dynamics 
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20
Tropical
Dynamics 
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27 Exam I Due 
30
Viscosity and Ekman
layers 
31

Nov 1
Ekman layers and Ekman
pumping 
2

3
Last Day to Withdraw 
6

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8
Stratification 
9 
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13
Stratification Lecture 33 
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15
Homework
#6 (Stratified Flows video
.... a good one) 
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Lecture 35 
20
Exam II Stratification 
21

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Stratification 
23
Thanksgiving No Classes 
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Thanksgiving No Classes

27 Solitons and Intro to
turbulence

28

29 Intro to
turbulence (A bit of the
FundamentalsBoundry Layers video) 
30 
Dec 1 Intro to
turbulence

4 Intro to
turbulence Exam II Due 
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