AOSC 432: Dynamics of Atmosphere and Ocean

2016 Spring

Course Description:

Fundamental characteritsics and governing processe of atmosphere, ocean, and coupled-system, based on the physical princuples: equations of motion and their approximation, scale analysis, balanced and unbalnced components, conservation properties, horizontal and veritical structures, interaction among prominent elements leading to nonlinear weather and oceancic dynamics .

Instructor:

Kayo Ide | ide (at) umd |

TA:

Mike Natoli | mikeb.natoli (at) gmail |

Textbook:

Recommended

Suggested

Prerequisite/Corequisite and Credits:

Prerequisite: AOSC431. Corequisite: MATH246. | |

3 semester hours. Credit will be granted for only one of the following: AOSC432, METO432, or AOSC632. |

Schedule:

Weekly

9:30am-10:45am | TuTh | [CSS 2416] | Class | |

5:00pm-6:30pm | M | [CSS 3425] | TA hour by Mike Natoli | |

4:30pm-6:00pm | Tu | [CSS 3400] | AOSC Tutoring Session | |

9:30am-10:45am | W | [CSS 3403] | Office hour by Kayo Ide |

Midterm Exams

10 March 2016 | Th | [CSS 2416] | In class (cloed book, open notes) | |

21 April 2016 | Th | [CSS 2416] | In class (closed book, closed notes) |

Final Exam

13 May 2016 | F | [CSS 2416] | In class: accoridng to the UMD final exam schedule |

Grading & Policy :

Grading based on: Particpation 5% + Homework 35%+ Exams 60% (Mid-Term 1 15%+ Mid-Term 2 15% + Final 30%) | ||

Homework | ||

No late homework will be accepted without prior arrangement. Late homework may be accepted with reduced points up to 2 times at reduced points [Same day by 5pm - 70% ; Next day by 5pm - 30%] |
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Use of external references should be cited. | ||

Students may study together and discuss problems and methods of solution with each other to improve understanding in a general way. | ||

Students are responsible for checking the UMD Honor code | ||

(http://www.shc.umd.edu/SHC/Default.aspx#) |

Course Syllabus:
[ Quick Overview for Sections 1 to 7 (update: 10 May 2016) ]

1. | Introduction | |

2. | Background: Earth System | |

3. | Review: Mathematical Concepts and Techniques | |

4. | ||

6. | Balance Relation | |

7. | Vorticity and Circulation: Quasi-Geostrophic System | |

8. | General Circulation of Atmosphere | |

9. | General Circulation of Ocean |

Homework & Snow Make-up:

No. | Due [in '16] | Download |

I | 02/09 | [ Problem | Reading Material ] |

II | 02/16 | [ Problem (Original) | (revised) ] |

III | 03/01 | [ Problem ] |

IV | 03/31 | [ Problem ] |

V | 04/07 | [ Problem ] |

Make-Up | 05/10 | [ Description ] |

Homework & Snow Make-up:

No. | Due [in '16] | Download |

I | 02/09 | [ Problem | Reading Material ] |

II | 02/16 | [ Problem (Original) | (revised) ] |

III | 03/01 | [ Problem ] |

IV | 03/31 | [ Problem ] |

V | 04/07 | [ Problem ] |

Make-Up | 05/10 | [ Description ] |

Kayo Ide at UMD | AOSC 432 | 2016 Spring |