Climate Physics and Chemistry

An image demonstrating the components of the climate system.

Schematic view of the components of the climate system, their processes and interactions. (Image courtesy of IPCC.)


MIT Course Number

12.842 / 12.301

As Taught In

Fall 2008


Undergraduate / Graduate

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Course Description

This course introduces students to climate studies, including beginnings of the solar system, time scales, and climate in human history. It is offered to both undergraduate and graduate students with different requirements.

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Carl Wunsch, Edward Boyle, and Kerry Emanuel. 12.842 Climate Physics and Chemistry, Fall 2008. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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