The course deals with flow phenomena of central importance in meteorology and oceanography. These are studied both theoretically and with a numerical simulation model used for independent projects. The topics examinedtopics examined include geostrophic adjustment, Rossby waves, Kelvin waves (with applications to coastal upwelling and El Nino), stability of barotropic flow, as well as large-scale wind-driven ocean circulation.

Admittance requirements

Knowledge corresponding to Numerical Methods in Atmospheric Sciences and Oceangraphy, 7.5 HECs, MO8007. Also required is knowledge equivalent to Swedish upper secondary school course English B.


The schedule will be published at least one month before the course starts.

Schedule HT19

Course literature

Geoffrey K. Vallis: Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, 2006


The syllabus is a formal document for the course:

Course material

Grading criteria, course literature and other material and correspondence related to the course, will be available on the course Athena-site at or ask the responsible lecturer.

Course report

MO8004, HT2019, kursrapport (17 Kb)

Upcoming courses

Starts during the autumn semester.


Via (Swedish) or (English). For more information see Application and admissions.