2005/06 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
MATH3454 Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics
15 creditsClass Size: 100
Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2005/06
Pre-requisitesFor Maths/Math Engineering students: MATH2360 For Physics students: PHYS2160 For Geophysical Science students: MATH2450 For Joint Honours and Mathematical Studies students MATH2420
This module is approved as an Elective
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students should be able to:
(a) Describe consequences (such as the Taylor Proudman theorem) for the equations of motion for a rotating fluid;
(b) Calculate the flow in the classical Ekman boundary layer;
(c) Derive elementary consequences (such as Alfven's theorem) from the equations of magnetohydrodynamics;
(d) Solve the equations describing simple dynamo models.
(1) The governing equations of a rotating fluid.
(2) Ekman boundary layers.
(3) Rossby Waves.
(4) The governing equations of magnetohydrodynamics.
(5) Simple properties of these equations.
(6) Introduction to Dynamo theory.
Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for informationLectures: 20 hours.
Examples classes: 9 hours
Methods of assessment
Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information3 hour examination at end of semester (100%)
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 06/12/2004
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