FYS-3030 Fluid dynamics of atmospheres and oceans - 10 ECTS
The course is available as a singular course. The course is also available to exchange students and Fulbright-students.
The course will only be taught if there is a sufficient number of students. If you are interested in following the course, please contact the student advisor as soon as possible
Knowledge - The student can
- identify the basic equations relevant for the circulation in the atmosphere and ocean
- describe the concept and the characteristics of constant density, barotropic and baroclinic fluids
- explain the implication on a fluid by rotation, and describe the concept of an f-plane and beta-plane
- explain the advantages and limitations of the Boussinesq and anelastic approximations, and describe the reasons for, and implications of the density variations in the Earth's atmosphere and ocean
- describe the concept of thermal-wind balance
- explain the role of static stability and instability and its implications for gravity and acoustic waves
- describe the advantages and the limitations of the shallow-water approximation
- identify wave solution to the shallow-water equations such as Kelvin and Poincaré waves
- explain the Kelvin theorem and the concept of vorticity and potential vorticity
- describe the quasi-geostrophic approximation and identify its Rossby wave solution
- explain barotropic and baroclinic instability
Skills - The student can
- solve basic problems within atmosphere and ocean fluid dynamics
- apply appropriate scaling of equations associated with atmosphere and ocean fluid dynamical problems
General competence - The student can
- incorporate current knowledge and new scientific information into critical thinking
- communicate theories, problem descriptions and solutions
This module is open for exchange students with a Bachelor's degree in physics or similar education.
Do you have questions about this module? Please check the following website to contact the course coordinator for exchange students at the faculty: https://en.uit.no/education/art?p_document_id=510412
- Up to three assignments
Access to the examination requires completing and passing the coursework requirements
- An oral examination, counts100 % .
Assessment scale: letter grades A-F. A is the highest grade, F is failed.
Re-sit examination: There is no access to a re-sit examination in this course.
For more information see chapter 5 in Regulations for examinations at the UiT The arctic university of Norway
- About the course
- Campus: Tromsø |
- ECTS: 10
- Course code: FYS-3030
- Responsible unit
- Institutt for fysikk og teknologi