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Turbulence in the Atmosphere and Ocean



Course format On-site
Date 2021-01-04 - 2021-06-18
Course content

This course examines nonlinear aspects of the large scale atmospheric and oceanic circulation. It expands on the linear theories introduced in GEO4900 – Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics and also covers basic concepts in statistics, chaos theory and turbulence.

Application procedure

Learning outcomes

  • The student will learn basic statistics, Fourier transforms and chaos theory.
  • The student will obtain a fundamental knowledge of:
    • the theories of three and two dimensional homogeneous turbulence
    • the application to diverse systems like the Jovian atmosphere and flows in ocean basins
    • consequences for atmospheric predictability and for the transport of pollutants.


ISCED Categories

Physical and chemical oceanography