||Atmospheric Dynamics I
|Course Prerequisites and Class Restriction
|Physical dimensions and units, Total differentiation, Equation of motion in Cartesian coordinates, Fundamental forces, Noninertial
reference frames and apparent forces, Equation of motion in spherical coordinates, Scale analysis of equation of motion,
Geostrophic approximation, Structure of the static atmosphere, Hydrostatic approximation, Continuity equation, Thermodynamic
energy equation, Geopotential, Barometric formulas, Static stability and convection, Parcel method, Stability criteria in terms of
potential temperature, Basic equations in isobaric coordinates. Natural coordinates, balanced flow.