EOS 451

Introductory Dynamic Meteorology

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-3-0

An introduction to the dynamics and thermodynamics of rotating atmospheres. Topics include: equations of motion, circulation theorems, geostrophy and quasigeostrophy, waves in the atmosphere, barotropic and baroclinic instabilities, and the general circulation of the atmosphere.


  • Normally offered in alternate years.


Pre- or Co-requisites:

Undergraduate course in Earth and Ocean Sciences offered by the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences in the Faculty of Science.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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