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AHS 275. Atmospheric Kinematics

Department: Atmospheric & Hydrologic Sciences
Description: Kinematics of atmospheric flows using vector concepts and operations including vector functions, dot products, cross products, gradients, divergence, and curl. Applications from atmospheric fluid dynamics.
Prerequisites: MATH 221 and PHYS 234
Semester Offered: Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Apply the chain rule to meteorological functions of more than one variable
2. Apply dot products and gradients to compute advection of meteorological variables
3. Apply cross products and gradients to compute the geostrophic wind
4. Apply the curl operator to compute vorticity
5. Apply divergence to mass conservation

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