Introduction to Astrophysical and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Fall 2009


  • This course is being offered to students of the 5th and 7th semesters at IISER Pune. It is being taught by Dr Prasad Subramanian from IISER Pune, Prof Dipankar Bhattacharya from IUCAA and Dr R Krishnan from IITM.

    Here is the general outline and schedule for the course (post-swine flu shutdown).

    The following is the list of books/resource materials that will be used:

    Prof Jean Eilek's lecture notes for the basics of fluid mechanics.

    Fluid Mechanics, Landau & Lifshitz

    The Physics of Fluids and Plasmas, Arnab Rai Choudhuri

    An Invitation to Astrophysics, T. Padmanabhan

    An Introduction to Dynamical Meteorology, James R Holton

    Atmospheric Science: An Introductory Survey, Wallace and Hobbs

    Physics of the Climate, Abraham Oort

    Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Joseph Pedloski

    Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics, Adrian G Gill

    Here is
    page 1 and page 2 of the problem set for the astrophysical applications module.

    Here is
    lecture A, lecture B, lecture C, lecture D, lecture E, lecture F and lecture G from Dr Krishnan. (Geophysical fluid dynamics module).