## Instructor: |
Professor P.B.Rhines Ocean Sciences Building 319 tel: 543-0593 rhines@washington.edu office hours: after class, and by appointment. |
## Teaching Assistant: |
Miguel Jimenez (jimenezm@uw.edu) Ocean Sciences Building, 206-543-5214. office hours: to be determined. |

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Mt. Rainier with wave clouds

First class: Tuesday Jan 6, 2015 in Room 205 Ocean Teaching Building.

We will ask you to describe:

There are in addition other fluid dynamics and GFD textbooks and each has its merits:

*An Introduction to Dynamical Meteorology*by James Holton (4th Ed., Academic Press 2004).*Geophysical Fluid Dynamics*by Joseph Pedlosky (Springer Verlag),- sections in
*Fluid Dynamics*by Pijush Kundu and Ira Cohen (4th Edition, Academic Press), -
*Lectures on Geophysical Fluid Dynamics*by Rick Salmon (Oxford University Press), *Introduction to Circulating Atmospheres*by Ian James (Cambridge University Press 1994),*Waves in Fluids*by James Lighthill (Cambridge University Press, 1978),*An Informal Introduction to Theoretical Fluid Mechanics*by James Lighthill (Clarendon/Oxford University Press 1986),-
*Fluid Mechanics, 2d Edition*by L.D. Landau and L.M. Lifshitz (Butterworth-Heinemann div or Reed Publishing, Ltd. 1959-2000), *Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics, an Introductory Text*by John Marshall and Allan Plumb (Elsevier Academic Press, 2008);*Fundamentals of Atmospheric Physics*by Murray Salby (Academic Press, 1996).

Vallis' text is available as a .pdf for your laptop or Kindle or IPad, for $80
here.

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**Reading Assignments**

*Week 1*
Read Gill: from Chapter 3 and 4 (omitting some sections):

- 3.1-3.3, 3.5, 3.7
- most of Ch. 4 (omit rotation, 4.5.1 and spherical coordinates 4.12, for now).

{ Chaps. 1 and 2 of Gill are very nice, yet they have been covered in earlier courses for most people. Read these fairly quickly.} - Parallel sections in Vallis: Chap.1 up to p37 (up through Sec. 1.71) and Sec. 1.10; Vallis' 1.1-1.3 and Ch.2 do equations of motion analogous to Gill Ch. 4 but we won't get to all of this material for several more lectures.

It would be good to review Lectures 1,2,3 from the fall Fluids
course, which are very similar to the 2010 version linked below.
The Fluid Dynamics website with course material from 2011 is posted here and the
website from the 2014 course just completed should still be on Canvas. But it's handy to
have a single .pdf file of the lectures which is linked below.
Chap. 1 of Kundu & Cohen's text has similar material to the above sections of Gill and Vallis.

*Week 2*

- Gill 4.5 (4.5.1 especially), 5.1-5.2, 5.6-5.7, and head toward 7.1-7.6 which will carry on into the next week.
- Bretherton notes for review: Lec 4,5 (math review), Lecs 6,7,9 (equations of motion); Lec 10 (energy equation).
- parallel sections in Vallis: 2.1, 2.2

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Outline (syllabus) of the course.

Grading:

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GFD-1 carries on fairly continuously from *Fluid Dynamics*,
AtmosSci505/AMath505/Ocean511, Fall 2014. We will revisit
much of that material so keep Prof. Bretherton's notes handy.

The GoPost bulletin board is now active. We have not made much use of GoPost in the past, but it may be worth developing this year, for online discussions.

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AS505/OC511

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