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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 12.333 (Spring 2004) 
  • Course Title:
  • Atmospheric and Ocean Circulations 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. R. Alan Plumb 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 12.333 Atmospheric and Ocean Circulations



    Spring 2004




    Course Highlights


    This course features an extensive reading list and detailed lecture notes.


    Course Description


    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.
     

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