12.333 Atmospheric and Ocean Circulations (MIT)
In this course, we will look at many important aspects of the circulation of the atmosphere and ocean, from length scales of meters to thousands of km and time scales ranging from seconds to years. We will assume familiarity with concepts covered in course 12.003 (Physics of the Fluid Earth). In the early stages of the present course, we will make somewhat greater use of math than did 12.003, but the math we will use is no more than that encountered in elementary electromagnetic field theory, for example. The focus of the course is on the physics of the phenomena which we will discuss.
- Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Language: English
- Author: Plumb, R. Alan
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- Tags: atmospheric and oceanic phenomena, observations, theoretical interpretations, monsoons, El Ni?o, planetary waves, atmospheric synoptic eddies and fronts, gulf stream rings, hurricanes, surface and internal gravity waves, tides, shallow water gravity waves, deep water gravity waves, internal gravity waves, large-scale motions, rotating earth, Rossby waves, planetary scale motions, baroclinic instability, midlatitude storms, equatorial atmosphere, equatorial ocean, southern oscillation, tropical cyclones, typhoons,
- Course Publishing Date: Sep 15, 2004