- Schedule of Classes - June 18, 2018 7:14PM EDT
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Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.
The Earth system provides many fascinating examples of fluid dynamics phenomena that are also of societal importance. Turbulent convection in the outer core generates the earth's magnetic field. The viscous mantle (outer half of the Earth) is slowly but vigorously convecting, and consequently the Earth's surface is dynamic. Viscosity is not important in the oceans and atmosphere, but the flow there is fast enough for the rotation of the Earth to become a dominant control. Electromagnetic effects again dominate in the solar wind and magnetosphere. This course investigates the Earth using fluid dynamics. For students in the Earth sciences it provides an opportunity to learn the insights that can be provided by fluid dynamics. For students who know fluid dynamics from other fields the course provides spectacular applications and an opportunity to learn about the Earth system in a different and unusually fundamental way.
When Offered Spring.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: math through MATH 2940, physics through PHYS 2208 or PHYS 2214, or permission of instructor.
Regular Academic Session.
Credits and Grading Basis
3 Credits Graded(Letter grades only)
Class Number & Section Details
- TR Snee Hall Geological Sci 2146
Prerequisite: math through MATH 2940, physics through PHYS 2208 or PHYS 2214, or permission of instructor.
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