Research Computing in Earth Science



An intensive and hands-on immersion in the application on modern research computing practices to data analysis and visualization, using datasets and methods drawn from across Earth Science.

Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019

Introduction to Physical Oceanography

ocean image


Physical properties of seawater, ocean water masses and their distribution, sea-air interaction, ocean general circulation, mixing processes. Co-taught with Arnold Gordon

Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

vortex rollup


Fundamental concepts in the dynamics of rotating stratified flows. Geostrophic and hydrostatic balances, potential vorticity, f and beta plane approximations, gravity and Rossby waves, geostrophic adjustment and quasigeostrophy, baroclinic and barotropic instabilities.

Spring 2015, Spring 2016

Ocean Dynamics

internal wave

Advanced topics in in ocean circulation theory

Spring 2017