GEF4520 - Turbulence in the atmosphere and ocean
GEF4520 examines nonlinear aspects of the large scale atmospheric and oceanic circulation. It expands on the linear theories introduced in GEF4500 and also covers basic concepts in statistics, chaos theory and turbulence.
The student will learn basic statistics, Fourier transforms and chaos theory.
The student will obtain a fundamental knowledge of:
- the theories of three and two dimensional homogeneous turbulence
- the application to diverse systems like the Jovian atmosphere and flows in ocean basins
- consequences for atmospheric predictability and for the transport of pollutants
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The examination in this course is not available for external candidates. Only students admitted to the course may sit for the examination.
Formal prerequisite knowledge
Recommended previous knowledge
2 weeks of daily lectures. A set of problems, assigned in the text, to be completed before the end of the course.
Course to be scheduled each year.
A final presentation of an article or series of articles, relevant in the course and chosen by the student.
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
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Withdrawal from an examination
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Special examination arrangements
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