- Schedule of Classes - May 13, 2021 7:15PM EDT
- Course Catalog - May 13, 2021 7:16PM EDT
Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.
Introduction to the basic equations and techniques used to understand motion in the atmosphere, with an emphasis on the space and time scales typical of storm systems (the "synoptic" scale). Derives the governing equations of atmospheric flow from first principles and applies them to mid-latitude meteorology. Topics include balanced flow, atmospheric waves, vorticity, and baroclinic instability. Students taking this course at the graduate level (EAS 5420) will have to complete additional questions on the biweekly problem sets and on the prelim and final exams.
When Offered Spring.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: Familiarity with multivariate calculus is expected, (e.g. MATH 1910, MATH 2130, MATH 2220, or equivalent), and one semester of university physics.
Distribution Category (OPHLS-AG)
- Fluently use concepts of advection, balance, buoyancy, vorticity, and others to describe atmospheric phenomena.
- Demonstrate and derive equations describing atmospheric flows from physical conservation principals (momentum, mass, entropy) and scale analysis.
- Apply and interpret these equations in relevant atmospheric conditions.
Regular Academic Session. Combined with: EAS 3420
Credits and Grading Basis
3 Credits Stdnt Opt(Letter or S/U grades)
Class Number & Section Details
- MWFSnee Hall Geological Sci 2146
- Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
Instruction Mode: In Person
Prerequisite: Familiarity with multivariate calculus (MATH 2130, MATH 2220, or MATH 2930 or equivalent); one semester of university physics.
Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.
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