Home page for Geoffrey K. Vallis

Geoff Vallis' Home Page

Important Change of Address

I have recently moved to the University of Exeter, but this web site has not yet followed me. Below you will still find information about my publications and books, but the contact information is outdated. You can find my current contact information by clicking on University of Exeter

Old Contact Information
Dr. Geoffrey K. Vallis
Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ, 08544 USA

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 08542 USA
Also: Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton University


phone:(609) 258 6176 or (609) 452-6528
FAX: (609) 258-2850
(Sometimes voicemail goes unchecked for days)


My publications and papers (thematically)

My publications and papers (chronologically)

Classic and Historical Papers in GFD and Atmospheric and Oceanic Dynamics


Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2006.

Climate and the Oceans, Princeton Univ. Press, 2011

Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics,New material for 2nd edition.

Lectures and Seminars

A few lectures and seminars

Former Students, Postdocs, and other Alumnae

Mat Maltrud                 Thierry Huck                 Alejandro Pares-Sierra

Ken Oetzel                   Jian Wang                   Ben Cash                 Ed Gerber

Shafer Smith               Miles Sundermeyer         Cara Henning           Piero Olla

Rong Zhang                 Rob Scott                     Pablo Zurita Gotor

Baylor Fox Kemper       Rongrong Zhao             Riccardo Farneti

Jonathan Mitchell         Joe Kidston         Max Nikurashin

Research Interests

Atmospheric and oceanic fluid dynamics, including,

General circulation of the ocean and atmosphere

Turbulence theory, especially geostrophic turbulence (click here.)

Climate dynamics

Click here for more information, although it is now rather out of date.
Click here to see a movie

Teaching and Lecturing

Click here to see my notes on atmospheric and oceanic fluid dynamics.

Over the years I have taught the following courses:
At Princeton:
Physical Oceanography (AOS 573)
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (AOS 572)
Advanced Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (AOS 573)
Special topics in atmospheric circulation (AOS 576).
Climate, past, present and future (GEO 102, undergraduate)

Previously, at University of California, Santa Cruz:
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (graduate)
Fluid Dynamics (undergraduate)
Elementary Physics (freshman/sophomore)
Physics of Ocean, Atmosphere and Climate (undergraduate/graduate)
Computational Physics (undergraduate/graduate)
Dynamical Meteorology (undergraduate/graduate)
Climate Change: Fact or Fiction (undergraduate)

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