12.801 Large-scale Ocean Dynamics

Class Info

Applies fundamental principles of geophysical fluid dynamics to understand the general patterns of the ocean circulation and stratification. Includes the mid-latitude wind-driven circulation, the Southern Ocean circulation, and the global overturning circulation. Uses a combination of theory, numerical simulations, and observations to illustrate the concepts.

This class has 12.800 as a prerequisite.

12.801 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by R. Ferrari.

Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 54-1623.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information at the Spring Classes - 2016 site or on the 12.801 Stellar site.

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