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.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits.

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