12.823 Modeling the Biology and Physics of the Ocean


Class Info

Principles and examples of the construction of physical/ biological models for oceanic systems. Individual-based and continuum representations. Food webs and structured population models. Fluid transport, stirring, and mixing. Effects of rotation and stratification. Advection, diffusion, reaction dynamics. Oceanic examples of physical-biological dynamics: surface mixed layer, upwelling regimes, mesoscale eddies, and oceanic gyres.

This class has 18.075, and 18.085 as prerequisites.

12.823 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by D. McGillicuddy and G. Flierl.

Lecture occurs 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM on Tuesdays in 54-823.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits.

You can find more information at the 12.823 Class Site site or on the 12.823 Stellar site.

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