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Nipun Gunawardena

Nipun Gunawardena

Hometown: Salt Lake City

Program: PhD (Graduated 2019)

Current Position: Postdoctoral researcher, University of Utah

Research Interests: Instrumentation, remote sensing, micro-controller based data logging, and programming

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Contact: 1.nipun@gmail.com

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

Class Syllabus

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Week Class Date Day Topic Reading Due Handout Homework Due
1 1 1/08 T IntroductionNone Introduction None
1 2 1/10 Th Introduction to Surface Energy BalancesCh. 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 PaperSoil 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

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