12.802: Small-scale ocean dynamics
Fundamental principles of geophysical fluid dynamics will be applied to
study oceanic motions on scales from hundreds of kilometers down to
centimeters. Topics will include wave motions, instabilities and turbulence.
Virtual machine for problems sets (1.5GB)
General linearized waves in rotating stratified fluid
Internal gravity waves
Boundaries, topography, and tides
Upwelling and River plumes
- Waves -- using surface gravity waves as an example.