Lecture Notes

Friday, September 27, 2002


Quasi-geostrophic Theory: Vorticity advection


Objectives



By the end of the class, students should be able to:

Notes


Omega and divergence profile

Vorticity
  Figure 1

NB: Positive (negative) vorticity is anticyclonic (cyclonic) in Southern Hemisphere.


Vorticity advection (troughs, ridges and curvature)
           Figure 2

Vorticity advection (jet streaks)
      Figure 3
 
 
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