12.810 Dynamics of the Atmosphere


Class Info

Discusses the dynamics of the atmosphere, with emphasis on the large scale. Topics include internal gravity waves in the atmosphere; potential vorticity conservation and Rossby waves; baroclinic instability and extratropical storms; the tropical Hadley and Walker circulations and equatorial waves; and the general circulation, annular modes, and the response to climate change.

This class has 12.800 as a prerequisite.

12.810 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by P. O'Gorman.

Lecture occurs 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 54-824.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

You can find more information at the 12.810 Course Description site or on the 12.810 Stellar site.

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