12.810 Dynamics of the Atmosphere

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 12.800 as a prerequisite.

12.810 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by P. O'Gorman.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 54-1623.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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

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12.810 Course Description
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