12.307 Weather and Climate Laboratory

Spring 2009

Photo of an anticyclone from a tank experiment.
Photo of an anticyclone (high pressure system) from the tank experiment on Ekman layers. (Photo by Prof. John Marshall.)

Course Description

Course 12.307 is an undergraduate course intended to illustrate, by means of 'hands on' projects, the basic dynamical and physical principles that govern the general circulation of the atmosphere and ocean and the day to day sequence of weather events.  The course parallels the content of the new undergraduate textbook Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics by John Marshall and R. Alan Plumb. 

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this section: .m.mat and .xls.

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Dr. Lodovica Illari
Prof. John Marshall

Course Meeting Times

2 sessions / week
2 hours / session