You may not understand what these are if you aren’t familiar with atmosphere-ocean science. Don’t sweat it, it’s a demonstration!
|Boundary Layers||1||Transitional regions between fluids, or a fluid and a solid boundary (such as the ocean floor)|
|Fluid Dynamics||2||Straight-up fluid dynamics. Not necessarily directly connected to GFD, but tests concepts that are essential to understanding fluid flow behavior.|
|Geostrophic Adjustment||1||The emergence of geostrophic balance from unbalanced initial conditions.|
|QG||1||Quasi-geostrophy. A framework that augments geostrophic balance with higher-order ageostrophic tendencies.|
|Shallow Water Equations||3||The shallow water equations provide a valuable framework for studying rotating, low aspect-ratio, barotropic flows.|
|Thermodynamics||1||The four laws. Entropy. Enthalpy. Internal energy. Basic material.|