12.870 Air-Sea Interaction: Boundary Layers

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Addresses the interaction of the atmosphere and ocean on temporal scales from seconds to days and spatial scales from centimeters to kilometers. Topics include the generation, propagation, and decay of surface waves; the processes by which mass, heat, momentum, and energy are transported vertically within the coupled atmospheric and oceanic boundary layers and across the air-sea interface; and the statistical tools, mathematical models, and observational methods that are used to quantify these processes.

This class has no prerequisites.

12.870 will be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by J. Trowbridge and E. Terray (WHOI).

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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