May 27, 2018  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
    
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GEOL 6333 - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Credit Hours: 3.0 (Lecture Contact Hours:3; Lab Contact Hours:0)
Prerequisite: MATH 3363 or consent of instructor.
Basic concepts of geofluid dynamic equations, fluid kinematics, principles of irrotational and rotating fluid motion, compressible and incompressible flow, boundary-layer theory, Boussinesq assumptions, hydrodynamic instability, perturbation dynamics, Rayleigh instability theorem, thermal convection, linear and nonlinear theories, Benard cells, and dynamic similitudes in geofluid systems such as atmosphere and ocean.



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