ATMOS 5100 Atmospheric Dynamics |
Lecture schedule: Mon. & Wed. 0910am-1030am Classroom: WBB 820 Instructor: Prof. Zhaoxia Pu,
Zhaoxia.Pu@utah.edu, http://home.chpc.utah.edu/~pu/ Main Topics: (html link, click here) Prerequisite: ATMOS 5000: Introduction to Atmospheric Sciences, or instructor's permission Required Textbook:
James R. Holton and Gregory J. Hakim, An introduction to dynamic meteorology, 5th edition.
Academic Press, 2013.
Grading Policy: 1. Introduction
1.1 What is "Atmospheric Dynamics"? 1.2 Variables and Units 1.3 Basic operations of vectors 1.4 Differential and integral calculus of vectors
2.2 Fundamental Forces 2.3 "Apparent" Forces 2.4 Structure of the Static Atmosphere 2.5 Scale Analysis
3.2 Scale Analysis of the Momentum Equations 3.3 Conservation of Mass: Continuity Equation 3.4 Conservation of Energy: Thermodynamic Energy Equation 3.5 The Boussinesq Approximation 3.6 Moist Atmosphere
4.2 Geostrophic Balance 4.3 Momentum Equations in Natural Coordinates 4.4 Balances in Natural Coordinates 4.5 Thermal Wind Equation 4.6 Vertical motion
5.2 Vorticity 5.3 Potential Vorticity |