Atmospheric vorticity and divergence 352

Module code WKD 352
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Scale analyses and simplification of the basic equations. The geostrophic, thermal and gradient wind. The vorticity equation and divergence. Potential vorticity. Vertical motion and surface pressure tendency. Vorticity in barotropic fluids. Vorticity and divergence fields in a present and future climate

Module credits 18.00
NQF Level 07
Prerequisites WKD 261 and WKD 351.
Contact time 1 tutorial per week, 4 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Geography Geoinformatics and Meteorology
Period of presentation Quarter 2

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