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PHY2504H S specializedAdvanced Atmospheric Dynamics

Course Title PHY2504H S specialized
Session winter
Year of Study 1st year
Time and Location Time: TBA
Room: TBA

Nicolas  Grisouard


Official Description

An overview of the fundamentals of geophysical fluid dynamics as applied to the atmosphere and ocean. Topics include dynamical scaling considering the joint effects of rotation and stratification, shallow water systems, vorticity and potential vorticity, quasigeostrophic dynamics, waves in the atmosphere and ocean, baroclinic instability, and eddy mean-flow interaction.

Textbook Atmospheric and oceanic fluid dynamics : fundamentals and large-scale circulation, Geoffrey K. Vallis. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017 (2nd ed., 1st ed. is acceptable).
Other useful references: Introduction to geophysical fluid dynamics: physical and numerical aspects, Benoit Cushman-Roisin, Jean-Marie Beckers, Academic Press, 2011 (2nd ed.), available online with UTorID at: