Prof. Glenn Flierl
Prof. Raffaele Ferrari
12.820 / 12.822
This course presents the phenomena, theory, and modeling of turbulence in the Earth's oceans and atmosphere. The scope ranges from centimeter to planetary scale motions. The regimes of turbulence include homogeneous isotropic three dimensional turbulence, convection, boundary layer turbulence, internal waves, two dimensional turbulence, quasi-geostrophic turbulence, and macrotrubulence in the ocean and atmosphere.
OCW has published multiple versions of this subject.
Flierl, Glenn, and Raffaele Ferrari. 12.820 Turbulence in the Ocean and Atmosphere, Spring 2006. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/earth-atmospheric-and-planetary-sciences/12-820-turbulence-in-the-ocean-and-atmosphere-spring-2006 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA