Teaching and Courses

Courses I have taught over the years include:

  • Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
  • Climate Dynamics
  • Atmospheric General Circulation
  • Dynamical Oceanography
  • Geostrophic turbulence
  • Python for beginners
  • Computational Physics
Some of these courses developed into the books in the left column.

The Books on the Left

'Essentials' (350 pp) is an introductory book written at the level of upper-division undergraduates or beginning graduate students, for students and scientists who are not 'professional dynamicists' and who may not wish for all the detail.

'Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics' (950 pp) is a more complete and more advanced book, suitable for students who want a more detailed view as well as for practising scientists.

'Climate and the Oceans' (250 pp) is a semi-popular science book, written to bridge the gap between popular science books and more advanced treatises like the ones above.

Woods Hole Lectures

In 2014 I gave the lectures at the GFD Summer School at Walsh Cottage, Woods Hole, on aspects of the large-scale structure of the atmosphere and ocean. You can download a draft of the notes here:
PDF file (3 MB)


Web sites for a recently taught 4th year class (equivalent to first year graduate in USA), namely ECMM719 (Fluid Dynamics of Atmosphere and Ocean, Exeter University), are reached by clicking here and here


Former Students, Postdocs, and other Alumnae

Mat Maltrud                 Thierry Huck                 Alejandro Pares-Sierra

Ken Oetzel                   Jian Wang                   Ben Cash                 Ed Gerber

Shafer Smith               Miles Sundermeyer         Cara Henning           Piero Olla

Rong Zhang                 Rob Scott                     Pablo Zurita Gotor

Baylor Fox Kemper       Rongrong Zhao             Riccardo Farneti

Jonathan Mitchell         Joe Kidston         Max Nikurashin