General Circulation of the Earth's Atmosphere

Diagram showing evaporation and precipitation patterns over land and water.

Global climate system. (Image by MIT OCW.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

12.812

As Taught In

Fall 2005

Level

Graduate

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Course Description

This course examines diagnostic studies of the Earth's atmosphere and discusses their implications for the theory of the structure and general circulation of the Earth's atmosphere. It includes some discussion of the validation and use of general circulation models as atmospheric analogs.

Stone, Peter. 12.812 General Circulation of the Earth's Atmosphere, Fall 2005. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/earth-atmospheric-and-planetary-sciences/12-812-general-circulation-of-the-earths-atmosphere-fall-2005 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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