Homework Physics 645 Fall 2007

Homework 1 due 9/21/07

Chapter 1 (Cushman-Rosin)

problems 3, 4

1-3) The land sea breeze is a lighrt wind blowing from the sea as a result of the temperature difference between the land and the sea. As this temperature difference reverses from day to night, the daytime sea breeze turns into a nighttime land breeze. If you were developing a numerical model of the sea-land breeze, should you include the effects of the earths rotation? Justify!

1-4) The Great Red Spot of Jupiter, centered at 22 degrees south and spaning 12 degrees in latitude and 25 degrees in longitude, exhibitswind speeds of 100m/sec. The planets radius is 71,400 km and the rotation rate is 1.763 x 10-4 sec-1. Is the Great Red Spot influenced by the planet's rotation? Justify!

Homework 2 due 9/28/07

Chapter 2(Cushman-Rosin)

(handed out int class)

problems 2, 3 , 4 (Cushman-Rosin)

problem 1.2 (from Acheson, handed out in class)

Homework 3 due 10/5/07

problem 1.7, 2.1, (moved to next week 2.3) (from Acheson, handed out in class)

Homework 4 due 10/12/07

problem 2.3 (from Acheson, handed out in class) +

problems 3-3 (Cushman-Rosin)

Homework 5 due 11/21/07

problems 4-1, 4-8, (Cushman-Rosin)

problems 5-1, 5-2, 5-5 (Cushman-Rosin)

note: I like 2.27 from Vallis ;)

Last updated 9 November, 2007