12.333 Atmospheric Dynamics

Class Info

Discusses the dynamics of the atmosphere, with emphasis on the large scale. Topics include zonally symmetric circulations and the tropical Hadley circulation; internal gravity waves; balanced flows, potential vorticity conservation and Rossby waves; stability of zonal flows; baroclinic instability and extratropical storms; tropical waves, the Walker circulation, and El Niño and the Southern Oscillation; and the role of eddies in the general circulation. Students taking graduate version complete different assignments.

This class has 12.003, 8.03, and 18.03 as prerequisites.

12.333 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by EAPS Staff.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

In the Spring 2014 Subject Evaluations, 12.333 was rated 5.5 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the 12.333 Course Description site or on the 12.333 Stellar site.

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