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GEO 387F GEO 387F. Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans. 3 Hours.

Study of fluid dynamics as applied to the atmosphere and oceans. The fundamental equations that govern atmospheric and ocean circulations are derived from first principles. Applications to the study of climate and weather. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Geological Sciences 387F and 391 (Topic: Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans) may not both be counted. May not be substituted for any required geological sciences course. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and two semesters of calculus and one semester of calculus-based physics.