12.003 Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics

Fall 2008

Image of dye in rotating tank of water.
Observed motion of introducing dye into a rotating tank of water. (Image by Prof. J. Marshall.)

Course Description

This undergraduate class is designed to introduce students to the physics that govern the circulation of the ocean and atmosphere. The focus of the course is on the processes that control the climate of the planet.

Acknowledgements

Prof. Ferrari wishes to acknowledge that this course was originally designed and taught by Prof. John Marshall.

Special Features

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .mpeg, .rm, and .m.

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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Raffaele Ferrari

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
3 sessions / week
1 hour / session

Recitations:
1 session / week
1 hour / session

Level

Undergraduate