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Past Exam for ATOC 4720 - Introduction to Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics with Friedrich at Colorado (CU)

Exam Information

Material Type:Exam 2
Professor:Friedrich
Class:ATOC 4720 - Introduction to Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics
Subject:Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
University:University of Colorado - Boulder
Term:Spring 2007
Keywords:
  • Pressure Gradient Force
  • Pressure Gradient
  • Coriolis Force
  • Necessary Work
  • Assumptions
  • Orientation
  • Flow Equation
  • Centripetal
  • Following Problems
  • Interpretation
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ATOC 4720 Exam 2 Name: Answer Key 10 April 2007 Instructions: Complete the following problems, showing all necessary work. Answers that are not legible or do not show the necessary work will be given a grade of zero. Make sure to include correct units for all answers. You may use your "cheat sheet" from exam 1 as well as a new "cheat sheet" of equations for this exam. Your cheat sheets must be turned in with your exam. 1. Use the following equation to answer question 1. ?v ?t + u ?v ?x + v ?v ?y + w ?v ?z = ? 1 ? ?p ?y +? ? 2 v ?x 2 + ? 2 v ?y 2 + ? 2 v ?z 2 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 2?usin? ( ) A B C D E F 1a. What physical principal was used to derive this equation? Newton's second law - F=ma 1b. Indicate what each term in this equation represents: Term A: acceleration of the v component of the wind at a fixed location Term B: horizontal advection of the v component of the wind Term C: vertical advection of the v component of the wind Term D: horizontal p...

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