Fluid Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Ocean

Satellite image of Hurricane Fabian bypassing the Leeward Islands.

Satellite image of Hurricane Fabian bypassing the Leeward Islands. (Image courtesy of NOAA.)

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MIT Course Number

12.800

As Taught In

Fall 2004

Level

Graduate

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Course Features

Course Description

This class introduces fluid dynamics to first year graduate students. The aim is to help students acquire an understanding of some of the basic concepts of fluid dynamics that will be needed as a foundation for advanced courses in atmospheric science, physical oceanography, ocean engineering, etc. The emphasis will be on fluid fundamentals, but with an atmosphere/ocean twist.

Hansen Jr., James. 12.800 Fluid Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Ocean, Fall 2004. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/earth-atmospheric-and-planetary-sciences/12-800-fluid-dynamics-of-the-atmosphere-and-ocean-fall-2004 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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