OC680 Stability of Geophysical Flows

Course materials for Winter 2018

Syllabus: [PDF]

Smyth & Carpenter, Instability in Geophysical Flows, 24Mb pdf file, revised Jan 7.

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Slides #1 shear instability.

Slides #2: Poisuille flow and the Tollmein-Schlichting instability.

Slides #2: Holmboe instability.

Homework #1.

Homework #1 notes.

Homework #2.

Homework #2 notes.

Homework #3.

Homework #3 notes.

Homework #4 due Feb 7.

(pause for Ocean Sciences)

Homework #4 notes.

Homework #5 due Feb 21.

Homework #5 notes.

Homework #6 due Feb 28.

Homework #6 notes.

Homework #7 due Mar 23.

Slides #4: Instabilities of a circular vortex.

Slides #5: Instability and turbulence.

Slides #6: Layering Instabilities.

Slides #7 Cyclic instability.

In this composite image, derived from data collected by the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument aboard NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter, shows the central cyclone at the planet's north pole and the eight cyclones that encircle it. JIRAM collects data in infrared, and the colors in this composite represent radiant heat: the yellow (thinner) clouds are about 9 degrees Fahrenheit (-13C) in brightness temperature and the dark red (thickest) are around -181 degrees Fahrenheit (-83C). More information about Juno is online at http://www.nasa.gov/juno and http://missionjuno.swri.edu.