12.804 Large-scale Flow Dynamics Laboratory

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Analysis of observations of oceanic and atmospheric quasi-balanced flows, and rotating tank experiments. Illustrates the basic principles of potential vorticity conservation and inversion, Rossby wave propagation, baroclinic instability, and the behavior of isolated vortices. Presents critical summaries of the results of each project in written reports and oral presentations.

This class has 12.800, and 12.803 as prerequisites.

12.804 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by G. Flierl and L. Illari.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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