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a Coriolis tutorial

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16 Feb 2003 (Updated )

Scripts that demonstrate aspects of rotating reference frames, Coriolis force and geostrophy.

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This material is intended to supplement the treatment of Earth's rotation and the Coriolis force that is given in introductory courses on geophysical fluid dynamics. There are scripts that solve for the motion of a dense particle on a rotating slope and for the geostrophic adjustment that occurs in a rotating, shallow water model. The latter can include a spatially varying Coriolis parameter (beta effect).

A three-part essay that accompanies this material is the motivation for these scripts.

Jim Price, October, 2013.
jprice@whoi.edu

MATLAB release MATLAB 7.12 (R2011a)
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Comments and Ratings (3)
01 Sep 2006 F Moisy

Good documentation

22 Sep 2004 Whit Anderson

Well coded and the documentation is top notch.

24 Oct 2003 a b  
Updates
06 Mar 2003

Revised manuscript, TCA.pdf

14 May 2003

Revised manuscript, TCA_revC.pdf

13 Jun 2003

Another revision of the manuscript, TCA_revC.pdf

25 Jul 2003

A new script that shows forced, rotating motion, Coriolis_forced.m, and a significant revision to the manuscript, now called aCt.pdf.

17 Sep 2003

Revisions to the manuscript, aCt.pdf.

22 Dec 2003

Revisions to the manuscript, aCt.pdf.

17 Mar 2004

Many detailed revisions to the manuscript, aCt.pdf, which now has active links and a greater range and number of homework problems.

14 Oct 2011

The text describing the Coriolis force and it's consequences has been expanded significantly. Now comes in two parts.

26 Jun 2013

Revised Matlab scipts, and a largely new Part 3 text.

27 Jun 2013

A third try at attaching the new, update file. I've got a good feeling about this one.....

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