General Circulation of the Earth's Atmosphere

Diagram showing evaporation and precipitation patterns over land and water.

Global climate system. (Image by MIT OCW.)


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Fall 2005



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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.

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Peter Stone. 12.812 General Circulation of the Earth's Atmosphere. Fall 2005. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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