12.810 | Spring 2008 | Graduate

Dynamics of the Atmosphere

Lecture Notes

Table of Contents (PDF)

Preface (PDF)

Chapter 1: Introductory Remarks (PDF)

Chapter 2: Simple Energy Balance Climate Models (PDF)

Chapter 3: Effect of Transport on Composition (PDF)

Chapter 4: Statics of a Rotating System (PDF)

Chapter 5: Observed Atmospheric Structures (PDF - 1.6 MB)

Chapter 6: Equations of Motion (PDF)

Chapter 7: Symmetric Circulation Models (PDF - 1.0 MB)

Chapter 8: Internal Gravity Waves: Basics (PDF)

Chapter 9: Atmospheric Tides (PDF)

Chapter 10: Variable Basic States (PDF)

Chapter 11: Rossby Waves (PDF)

Chapter 12: Vorticity and Quasi-Geostrophy (PDF)

Chapter 13: The Generation of Eddies by Instability (PDF)

Postscript (PDF)

References (PDF)

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Spring 2008
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