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Ms. Imani Mante
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Dargan Frierson

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This 7 page Class Notes was uploaded by Ms. Imani Mante on Wednesday September 9, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to ATM S 509 at University of Washington taught by Dargan Frierson in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 31 views. For similar materials see /class/192395/atm-s-509-university-of-washington in Atmospheric Science at University of Washington.




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Date Created: 09/09/15
What is GFD ATM S 509OCEAN 512 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Frierson 1708 Key aspects of geophysical flows Rotation Stratification Also Topographyinhomogeneous surface Latent heatingother diabatic terms The GFD Toolkit Development of equations for the atmosphere and ocean Fluid properties of air and water Ways to talk about stratification Mathematical formulation of rotating reference frame The GFD Toolkit Conservation equations Energy Vorticity Potential vorticity The GFD Toolkit Scaling arguments To rule out particular terms and find dominant balances Sometimes based on order of magnitudes Sometimes formal asymptotic expansions in small nondimensional parameters The GFD Toolkit Examination of transient and steady response to forcing Waves Linear theory Fourier analysis The GFD Toolkit Instabilities Convective Barotropic baroclinic inertial The GFD Toolkit Idealized physical systems To illustrate phenomena most succinctly and elegantly The GFD Toolkit Lab experimentsnumerical experiments Equations of Motion Conserved tracer Momentum equation Mass equation Equation of state Equation of state for seawater m nanny e4 ea 395 e m m awed nl um saw sssse e ms mi m vsur 99 in E9979 quot Ema e x EV mus m l a mm mm a m 2 n m 22 la 2 a 39 3 2a m E 25 41 g e4 E m 5 m I 45 n 1 0 4s 34 as 1 3 34 Sahmry Sammy dxayam Iur seawattr In ated uxmg an amurax i L A emueremeemn e Hmmkg m and me Emperr r 9 W nmvmra Equauun amaze Cur1mm are many mm 5 Dutevma xempevamve thh m me deep m y tzmveraxum by a degree M Sc 23 m I M Lei Dan at ex3 r U l39a e mnnmm mm we at v mm adevlh Mabwt km Nmemex m hum n mntawsartshghtlyumex Equation of state for seawater D 0 20 30 34 35 so 40 24 26 25 so T s 039 039 Fig 32 The ranges of temperature T in C1 and sallmty 5 mr 93 01 me acean an a funcuun of depth From Bryan and Cox 1972 and k n niemuy a and Appendrx j


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