Assignments
(all problems are from the Vallis text,
unless otherwise noted)
 11 September Problems 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.6,
1.7, and 1.8
 18 September Chpt. 1: 9, 10, 12,
13, and 14 + verify the vector identities used in class
 25 September 1.4, 1.15, 1.18, 1.20 and 2.19 (the part about the anelastic equations is optional)
 2 October 1.19, 2.1, 2.2, 2.12, 2.20
 9 October 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.11, 2.13, and 2.14
 23 October 2.4, 2.16, 2.17, 2.18, 2.23
Bonus material: Ferrel's 1856 "essay"
on the Coriolis force
 6 November 3.1, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8
 13 November 3.10, 3.12, 3.13, 3.14
 20 November 5.3, 5.6, and work out the
interacting edge wave problem which we discussed in class, to obtain
the growth rate equation (6.42) in Vallis. Consider changes in
the parameters a and U_0. How do the most unstable growth rate
and most unstable length scale change with each parameter?
 27 November 3.2, 5.4, 6.4
 3 December 5.7, 6.7, 6.9

