Wave Motion in the Ocean and the Atmosphere

A ship on rough waves.

A Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis (DART) buoy being deployed in the Pacific Ocean from the NOAA ship Ronald H. Brown. (Image courtesy of NOAA.)

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MIT Course Number

12.802

As Taught In

Spring 2008

Level

Graduate

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Course Features

Course Description

This course is an introduction to basic ideas of geophysical wave motion in rotating, stratified, and rotating-stratified fluids. Subject begins with general wave concepts of phase and group velocity. It also covers the dynamics and kinematics of gravity waves with a focus on dispersion, energy flux, initial value problems, etc.

Rizzoli, Paola. 12.802 Wave Motion in the Ocean and the Atmosphere, Spring 2008. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/earth-atmospheric-and-planetary-sciences/12-802-wave-motion-in-the-ocean-and-the-atmosphere-spring-2008 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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