Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics

Image of dye in rotating tank of water.

Observed motion of introducing dye into a rotating tank of water. (Image by Prof. J. Marshall.)


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As Taught In

Fall 2008



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Course Features

Course Description

This undergraduate class is designed to introduce students to the physics that govern the circulation of the ocean and atmosphere. The focus of the course is on the processes that control the climate of the planet.


Prof. Ferrari wishes to acknowledge that this course was originally designed and taught by Prof. John Marshall.

Archived Versions

Ferrari, Raffaele. 12.003 Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics, Fall 2008. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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