12.804 | Fall 2009 | Graduate
Large-scale Flow Dynamics Lab

Readings

The files below are general introductions to the subjects of the labs.

SES # TOPICS FILES
1 Invertability and superposition principles 2D inversion (PDF)
2 Geostrophic adjustment Two layer adjustment (PDF)
3 Barotropic vorticity equation and quasi-geostrophic balance Quasi-geostrophic balance (PDF)
4 Rossby waves Objective analysis [scalar fields] (PDF)
5 Frontal waves PV fronts: Dispersion relations (PDF)