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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 12.804 (Fall 2005) 
  • Course Title:
  • Large-scale Flow Dynamics Lab 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Glenn Flierl
    Dr. Lodovica Illari 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 12.804 Large-scale Flow Dynamics Lab

    Fall 2005

    Course Highlights

    This course features projects and background material in the readings section.

    Course Description

    12.804 is a laboratory accompaniment to 12.803, Quasi-balanced Circulations in Oceans and Atmospheres. The subject includes analysis of observations of oceanic and atmospheric quasi-balanced flows, computational models, and rotating tank experiments. Student projects illustrate the basic principles of potential vorticity conservation and inversion, Rossby wave propagation, baroclinic instability, and the behavior of isolated vortices.

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