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LEC3.1
27FEB13
Objective: To derive and interpret the Turbulent Kinetic Energy Equation (TKE)
Reading: Notes
Topics:
TKE Derivation
Terms:
o Shear and buoyancy production
o Dissipation
o Diffusion and wave propagation
Approximations
Boundarylay
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MidTerm Review
16MAR15
The exam will be 20% short answer and 80% problems, drawandexplain, or short essay. There will be
10 multiple choice and 10 longer questions of which you will to choose 8 to answer. You will need a
scientific calculator
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LEC 1.1 (Ch 8)
Rev 23JAN15
Objective: To introduce analysis of linear waves in the Atmosphere and apply it to sound waves and
internal gravity waves.
Reading: 8.1 through 8.3 in Houghton
Homework: Assignment 1

Summary of the equations of motio
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Homework #1
Due 21 January 15
Work these problems neatly on separate sheets of paper. Be sure to put your name in the upper right
corner of each sheet and to number them. This homework is due a week from Wednesday. You may work
together, but dont
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LEC 1.2 (Ch 8)
21JAN15
Objective: To extend the analysis of linear waves to Rossby waves in the Atmosphere and Oceans.
Reading: 8.48.6
Problems: Handout
BetaPlane Approximation: As we have seen the expression for the
Coriolis parameter is f =
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Homework #2
Due 02 Febuary 2015
Work these problems neatly on separate sheets of paper. Be sure to put your name in the upper right
corner of each sheet and to number them. This homework is due next Wednesday when we meet. It is
important that yo
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LEC 4
23FEB15
Objective: To present a basic overview of turbulence in the atmosphere.
Reading: Houghton, Ch 9.
Topics:
Reynolds number and viscosity
Turbulent flow and Reynolds stresses
Ekmans solution
Mixing length and logwind profiles
Spectra
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Atmospheric Waves
1
12 February 15
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Atmospheric Waves
12 February 15
The diagram on the previous page illustrates schematic dispersion diagrams (frequency as a function
of horizontal wavenumber k) for representative waves th
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LEC 2.2 (Ch 8)
21JAN13
Objective: To extend the analysis of linear waves to Rossby waves in the Atmosphere and Oceans.
Reading: 8.48.6
Problems: Handout
BetaPlane Approximation: As we have seen the expression for the
Coriolis parameter is f =
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LEC 2.1 (Ch 8)
16JAN13
Objective: To introduce analysis of linear waves in the Atmosphere and apply it to sound waves and
internal gravity waves.
Reading: 8.1 through 8.3 in Houghton
Homework: Assignment 1
Onedimensional Sound Waves, starting
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LEC 3
22FEB13
Objective: To present a basic overview of turbulence in the atmosphere.
Reading: Houghton, Ch 9.
Topics:
Reynolds number and viscosity
Turbulent flow and Reynolds stresses
Ekmans solution
Mixing length and logwind profiles
Spectra
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CHAPTER 7 Equations of Motion
7JAN13
Objective: To introduce and derive the atmospheric equations of motion.
Key Topics:
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Material Derivatives
Newtons 2nd Law of Motion in Rotating Coordinates
Geostrophic, Cyclostrophic, and G
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LEC 4
11MAR13
Objective: To introduce analysis of the General Circulation of the Earths Atmosphere
Reading: Houghton Ch. 10
Topics:
Overview
Meridional structure
Forced meridional circulations
Inertial instability
Barotropic instability
Baroclin
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LEC6
15APR13
Objectives: To provide first looks at observations and chaos in atmospheric models.
Topics:
Weather elements, measurements & state variables
Forward models and predictions
Example: Temperatures from radiances
Chaos: The Lorenz attra
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Final Exam Review
22APR15
This exam will be like the Midterm. It will comprise 30 multiple choice questions and 8 long answer,
drawandexplain, or problems of which you must answer 6. It will be cumulative, including some
questions recycled and