12.831 Dynamics and Transport in the Stratosphere
Observed characteristics of the stratosphere: meteorology and distribution of chemical tracers. Climatological heat budget. Wave transport theory. Rossby wave propagation in winter. Rossby and gravity wave breaking. Impact on the mean circulation. Dynamics of the disturbed polar vortex. Equatorial waves in the stratosphere. Theory of the quasi-biennial oscillation. Transport of trace constituents. Modeling of the stratosphere; its meteorology; and chemical composition.
This class has 12.803 as a prerequisite.
12.831 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by R. A. Plumb.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.
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