Weather and Climate Laboratory

Photo of an anticyclone from a tank experiment.

Photo of an anticyclone (high pressure system) from the tank experiment on Ekman layers. (Photo by Prof. John Marshall.)


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Spring 2009



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Course Description

Course 12.307 is an undergraduate course intended to illustrate, by means of 'hands on' projects, the basic dynamical and physical principles that govern the general circulation of the atmosphere and ocean and the day to day sequence of weather events.  The course parallels the content of the new undergraduate textbook Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics by John Marshall and R. Alan Plumb.

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John Marshall, and Lodovica Illari. 12.307 Weather and Climate Laboratory. Spring 2009. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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