Vector algebra, curl of a vector, total and partial derivatives, second law of motion. Spherical coordinates Acceleration in rotating co-ordinates, fundamental forces, momentum equation. Three dimensional flow balance, conservation of mass, heat equation, thermodynamic energy equation. Introduction to finite difference methods. Numerical estimation of the geostrophic wind, vorticity and divergence. Advection of temperature. Development of a two-dimensional temperature advection model.
WTW 126 and WTW 128 (students should simultaneously be enrolled for WTW 218).
1 tutorial per week, 4 lectures per week
Language of tuition
Module is presented in English
Geography, Geoinf + Meteor
Period of presentation
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