These suggestions for further reading are taken from the lecture notes, and are collected here for the convenience of the students.

SES # | TOPICS | READINGS |
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1-2 | Shallow Water Gravity Waves |
Elementary but brief descriptions of water waves (not confined to those on shallow water) can be found in: Open University Course Team. Chap. 1 in Acheson, D. J. Other treatments can be found in many fluid dynamics texts, but are usually much more advanced and more mathematical than these two. One particularly thorough treatment is in: Lighthill, James. Chap. 3 in |

3-4 | Deep Water Gravity Waves | Same as for sessions 1-2 |

5-6 | Internal Gravity Waves |
Internal gravity waves are covered to some extent in many texts of geophysical fluid dynamics. A detailed but thorough treatment is given in: Gill, A. E. Chap. 6 in |

7 | Mid-Term Quiz 1 | |

8-9 | Tides |
An elementary discussion of ocean tides is given in: Open University Course Team. Chap. 1 in A comprehensive discussion of the mathematical theory of tides on a global ocean is given in the classical text: Lamb, H. For a discussion of atmospheric tides (including an historical account of the resonance theory) see: Lindzen, R. S. Chap. 9 in |

10-11 | Large-scale Motions on a Rotating Earth |
This material is covered in several geophysical fluid dynamics texts. The most suitable is: Holton, J. R. Chaps. 1 and 4 in |

12-13 | Rossby Waves and Planetary Scale Motions |
Observational and theoretical aspects of Rossby waves are covered in several geophysical fluid dynamics texts, including: Holton, J. R. |

14 | Mid-Term Quiz 2 | |

15-16 | Baroclinic Instability and Midlatitude Storms |
Holton, J. R. James, I. N. Wallace, J. M., and P. V. Hobbs. |

17-18 | The Equatorial Atmosphere and Ocean | |

19-20 | El Niño and the Southern Oscillation |
A good, basic discussion of all the issues presented here (and several of the figures), as well as discussion of the impact of El Nino, can be found in: Philander, S. G. An interesting series of articles on the large 1982-83 El Nino was published in Science on 16 Dec 1983. For discussion of the ocean and atmosphere, see the articles by Cane and by Rasmusson and Wallace. Information about past and current behavior can be found on many Web sites, such as NONA El Niño Page (from which some of the figures shown here were obtained; this site also has pointers to many others). |

21-22 | Tropical Cyclones (Hurricanes, Typhoons) | |

23 | Final Exam |