ESCI 343 – Atmospheric Dynamics II

  1. Ageostrophic Wind
  2. QG Height-tendency Equation
  3. QG Omega Equation
  4. Introduction to Waves                                 Answers 4
  5. Linear Waves
  6. Shallow-water Gravity Waves                   Answers 6
  7. Two-layer Fluid Gravity Waves
  8. Sound Waves                                                 Answers 8
  9. Internal Gravity waves                               Answers 9
  10. Topographically-forced Waves                  Answers 10
  11. Rossby Waves
  12. Inertial Gravity Waves                                Answers 12
  13. Geostrophic Adjustment                             Answers 13
  14. Inertial/slantwise Instability
  15. Barotropic/Baroclinic Instability

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