ATOC 5060 - Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Oceans Course uri icon



  • Examines large-scale motions in a stratified rotating atmosphere and ocean, and quasi-geostrophic flow, barotropic and baroclinic instabilities, cyclogenesis, global circulations and boundary layer processes. Ageostrophic motions, including Kelvin waves, internal gravity waves and the theory of frontogenesis are also considered. Recommended prerequisite: ATOC 5050, one year of calculus-based physics and math up through differential equations. ATOC graduate core course.


  • Weiss, Jeffrey B  
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021