Global Dynamics of the Earth and Dynamics of Geophysical Fluids

Two third of the course are devoted to the global dynamics of the Earth, one third is devoted to the dynamics of geophysical fluids.


  • Elastic deformation at short time scale (normal modes, solid Earth tides, Love numbers, ocean and atmosphere loading, Chandler wobble)
  • Visco-elastic deformation at long time scale (post-glacial rebound)
  • Introduction to mantle convection
  • Fluid mechanics on a rotating sphere
  • Waves in the oceans (for example, Rossby & Kelvin waves)
  • Introduction to ocean tides