ATMOS 5100
Atmospheric Dynamics

Spring 2023, Prof. Zhaoxia Pu

Lecture schedule: Mon. & Wed. 0910am-1030am
Classroom: WBB 820

Instructor: Prof. Zhaoxia Pu,,

Course Objectives: Introduction to atmospheric fluid dynamics, including fundamental forces, conservation laws, governing equations, circulation and vorticity.

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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. (Book errata), click here

Grading Policy:

Grades will be based upon your performance on the homework exercises, exams, and the attendance. The weighted contribution of each of these items to your final grade is given below:
35% Homework exercises
20% Midterm Exam I
20% Midterm Exam II
20% Midterm III/Final Exam
5% Attendence

Final grades are based on the following scale:
>90 % guarantees an A or A-
>80 % guarantees a B+, B, or B-
>70 % guarantees a C+, C, or C-
>60 % guarantees a D+, D, or D-
<60% results in an E

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Last update: Decemsber 26, 2022, Dr. Zhaoxia Pu