# ME 7710 - Environmental Fluid Dynamics

Spring 2013

## Class Information

**Instructor:** Eric Pardyjak

**Lecture Time/Location:** T,Th 10:45 pm - 12:05 pm WEB L114

**Office hours:** 1:00pm - 2:00pm T Th - Room 404B CME

**Phone:** 585-6414

**email:** pardyjak@eng.utah.edu

**Text:** Micrometeorology, T. Foken, 2008, Springer or An Introduction to Boundary Layer Meteorology, R.B. Stull, 1988, Kluwer Academic Publishers

## Announcements:

Welcome to the EFD class website.

Click here for data and information on the Urban Surface Energy Balance project

Week | Class | Date | Day | Topic | Reading Due | Handout | Homework Due |

1 | 1 | 1/08 | T | Introduction | None | Introduction | None |

1 | 2 | 1/10 | Th | Introduction to Surface Energy Balances | Ch. 1 Stull, Ch. 1 Foken, Ch. 1 Arya | ||

2 | 3 | 1/15 | T | Surface Energy Balances - Radiation | Ch.1 Sorbjan , Ch. 2/3 Araya | ||

2 | 4 | 1/17 | Th | Simple Radiation Modeling | Lecture Slides | ||

3 | 5 | 1/22 | T | Gound Heat Flux and Storage | Urban Heat Storage Paper | Soil Heat Transfer Slides | HW 1 |

3 | 6 | 1/24 | Th | Atmospheric Thermodynamics Review | LUMPS Paper, Section 2.5 Sorbjan, Stull App. D | Pot. Temp handout | |

4 | 7 | 1/29 | T | Moist Unsaturated Atmosphere/Static Stability | Stull 5.5, Foken 2 | ||

4 | 8 | 1/31 | Th | Cons. of Mass/Momentum Rotating Coord sys | Momentum Deriv. handout | HW 2 | |

5 | 9 | 2/5 | T | Scale Analysis Momentum | Conservation of Energy handout | HW 3-5 (MP) | |

5 | 10 | 2/7 | Th | Geostrophic Flow | |||

6 | 11 | 2/12 | T | The Eckman Layer | Stull 6.4.6 | HW 3-5 | |

6 | 12 | 2/14 | Th | Taylor-Proudman Theorem | Kundu Ch. 14 | ||

7 | 13 | 2/19 | T | Mech. Energy | |||

7 | 14 | 2/21 | Th | Thermal Energy | Conservation of Energy handout | ||

8 | 15 | 2/26 | T | Introduction to Turbulence | Ch.2 Stull; Ch.2 Foken | ||

8 | 16 | 2/28 | Th | Introduction to Turbulence | Ch.2 Stull; Ch.2 Foken | ||

9 | 17 | 3/5 | T | Turbulent Equations of Motion | Ch. 3 Stull; Ch.2 Foken | ||

9 | 18 | 3/7 | Th | Turbulent Kinetic Energy | Ch. 4 Stull,Monin-Obhukov 1954 paper | HW 6a HW 6b | |

10 | 19 | 3/12 | T | Spring Break | |||

10 | 22 | 3/14 | Th | Spring Break | |||

11 | 19 | 3/19 | T | Similarity - smooth and rough wall boundary layers | |||

11 | 20 | 3/21 | Th | Similarity - Thermally Stratified Surface Layer | |||

12 | 23 | 3/26 | T | ||||

12 | 24 | 3/28 | Th | In Class Midterm - take Midterm home | |||

13 | 25 | 4/2 | T | Return Midterm - Introduction to Spectral Analysis | |||

13 | 26 | 4/5 | Th | Spectra in the Atmospheric Surface Layer | |||

14 | 27 | 4/9 | T | Advanced Time Series Analysis | MOST 1954 paper | ||

14 | 28 | 4/11 | Th | Introduction to Atmospheric Dispersion | |||

15 | 29 | 4/16 | T | Deposition | |||

16 | -- | 4/18 | Th | Final Oral Presentations | Oral Presentations | ||

16 | -- | 4/24 | T | Final Written Project Due | Final Project |

## Data Sets for Different Projects:

- Tethered Balloon Data Set for homework 2
- Dugway Solar Radiation Data
- BLLAST IOP 5 Radiation Data - These data were acquired above a European Larch forest on June 25, 2011. The location was 43°06'32.9" N, 0°21'32.1" E. For more information on the Boundary Late Afternoon and Sunset Turbulence (BLLAST) program, click here.