Course Meeting Times
Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session
The mathematics and physics required for admission to the graduate curriculum in the EAPS department, fluid dynamics at the level taught in Fluid Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Ocean (12.800), or consent of the instructor.
Introduction to turbulence in geophysical systems, including 3-D, 2-D, and quasi-geostrophic turbulence. Transition to turbulence through primary and secondary instabilities. Statistical theories of fully-developed turbulence. Influence of stratification and rotation. Parameterization of turbulent processes in ocean models.
Transition to turbulence
Statistics and turbulence
Mean field approximation
Transformed Eulerian mean
Transformed Eulerian mean in 3D
Particle motions, Stokes’ drift
Turbulent boundary layers
Nonlinear internal waves, solitary waves