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Name______________________________________
Dynamics of the Atmosphere 11:670:324
Spring 2010
Dr. Anthony J. Broccoli
Final Exam
May 11, 2010
Unless otherwise noted, please answer each of the following questions in the blue book.
Read
each question carefully before formulating your answer.
Show intermediate steps in any
calculations.
1.
Given the following equation, answer the questions below:
r
F
g
p
V
dt
V
d
r
r
r
r
r
+
+
∇
−
×
Ω
−
=
ρ
1
2
___
______
_____
__ __
A
B
C
D
E
a. What is the complete name of this equation?
(2 points)
b. For each term on the right side of the equation, please indicate if that term represents a real
force, an apparent force, or a combination of real and apparent forces.
(4 points)
2.
Please write just the ycomponent of the equation given in question 1. Which are the two
largest terms in the equation you have written?
(6 points)
3.
Write the mathematical expression for the expansion of the total time derivative of
temperature, T, in the (x,y,z) coordinate system.
(5 points)
4.
List the physical principle (e.g., conservation of…) which provides the basis for each of the
following:
a. continuity equation
b. thermodynamic equation
c. momentum equation
(3 points)
5.
The surface wind at a weather station is blowing from 330
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