Fall 2016 
Instructors: Lynne Talley and Myrl Hendershott
TA: Shantong Sun (course and Math tutorial) Time: Monday, Wednesday 2:003:20; tutorials likely Friday 2:003:20 Location: Vaughan 100

The course url is http://pordlabs.ucsd.edu/ltalley/sio210. The notes and figures are background for the coursework. They are evolving and informal. They may not be used for other purposes without permission. Figures from copyrighted sources include the reference.
For the SIO 210 Climate Science Policy (morning SIO210) website, Click Here.
Sept. 26:
Introduction, scales of motion
and Physical Properties of Seawater I
Sept. 28:
Physical Properties of Seawater II and III
Oct. 3:
Observational tools and Data analysis methods
Oct. 5 (move to Oct. 7):
Typical distributions I and II
Oct. 10:
Dynamics I Advection/Transports/Budgets and
Dynamics II Equations of motion, nonrotating
Oct. 12:
Dynamics III: Rotation
Oct. 17:
Dynamics IV: Geostrophy and
Pacific Ocean circulation I (Kuroshio)
Oct. 19:
Atmospheric circulation and
Dynamics V: Friction, Ekman layers
Oct. 24:
Dynamics VI: Potential vorticity, Rossby waves, eddies
Oct. 26:
Dynamics VII: Sverdrup balance, western boundary currents and
Pacific Ocean circulation II (gyres) and
Global upper ocean circulation (slides 17)
Oct. 31: Midterm (inclass)
Nov. 2:
Eastern boundary currents; and Dynamics VIII: eastern boundary currents
Nov. 7:
Equatorial circulation and ENSO; and Dynamics IX: Equatorial circulation and oceanatmosphere feedbacks
Nov. 9: Waves
Nov. 14:
Tsunamis
Nov. 16:
Tides
Nov. 21: Atlantic,
Indian upper ocean circulation;
Nov. 23:
Atlantic Ocean deep circulation; and Dynamics X: Thermohaline circulation
Nov. 28:
Southern Ocean circulation
and Global circulation
Nov. 30:
Global circulation (continued) and Climate and the oceans. Note: The climate topic was not covered in class and is not on the final exam.
Dec. 7: Final exam (36 PM)
Links will be available when Problem Sets are assigned
Problem Set 1, Due Oct. 17
Zipped SIO Pier water temperature data set, one file in csv format, water temperature in last column
Problem Set 1 Answer Key
Problem Set 2, due Oct. 31
Problem Set 2 Answer Key
Problem Set 3, due Nov. 21
Problem Set 3 Answer Key (corrected version Dec. 4)
Problem Set 4: will not be assigned. 2014 and 2015 P.S. 4 are provided for practice.
2015 Problem Set 4. (no answer key available as of Dec. 1)
2014 Problem Set 4
2014 Problem Set 4 Answer Key
Graded final exams will be available in Nierenberg Hall 231 (Tomomi Ushii x49696)
Choose between:
http://paoc.mit.edu/labguide/projects.html
The accompanying textbook is
Marshall, J. and Plumb, R. A., 2007.
Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Dynamics: An Introductory Text, Elsevier
Math tutorial
(click this link to look at list of math concepts):
Friday 23:20, Ritter 229. (Shantong Sun)
Useful math link:
Wolfram MathWorld
Any basic calculus textbook is helpful. Wikipedia is surprisingly good for calculus as well.
Tutorial Notes:
Sept. 30 CSP: Tutorial 1 (W. Wang)
Introductory level:
More advanced dynamical treatments: