Proceedings Volume 2000


2000 Program in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

The General Circulation of the Atmosphere

Richard L. Salmon, Director
Isaac M.Held, Principal Lecturer
Janet Fields, Administrator
Jean-Luc Thiffeault, Editor
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543 US


Lectures by Isaac M. Held (pdf)

Lecture 1: Surface Winds and Vorticity Mixing
Lecture 2: A Linear Perspective on Eddy Momentum Fluxes
Lecture 3: A Shallow Water Model
Lecture 4: A Two Layer Model
Lecture 5: Continuous Stratification
Lecture 6: The Hadley Cell
Lecture 7: A Moist Hadley Cell
Lecture 8: Superrotation
Lecture 9: Turbulent Diffusion in MidlatitudesLecture 10: The Extratropical Static Stability

Fellows' Reports

Vorticity on a Barred Beach (pdf)

Tivon Jacobson, New York University

A Truncated Model of Finite-Amplitude Baroclinic Waves in a Channel (pdf)

Zhiming Kuang, California Institute of Technology

What Makes Oceanic Gravity Currents Flow Downhill (pdf)

Christopher Walker, University of California, Irvine