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12.333 Atmospheric and Ocean Circulations (MIT) 12.333 Atmospheric and Ocean Circulations (MIT)

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In this course, we will look at many important aspects of the circulation of the atmosphere and ocean, from length scales of meters to thousands of km and time scales ranging from seconds to years. We will assume familiarity with concepts covered in course 12.003 (Physics of the Fluid Earth). In the early stages of the present course, we will make somewhat greater use of math than did 12.003, but the math we will use is no more than that encountered in elementary electromagnetic field theory, for example. The focus of the course is on the physics of the phenomena which we will discuss. In this course, we will look at many important aspects of the circulation of the atmosphere and ocean, from length scales of meters to thousands of km and time scales ranging from seconds to years. We will assume familiarity with concepts covered in course 12.003 (Physics of the Fluid Earth). In the early stages of the present course, we will make somewhat greater use of math than did 12.003, but the math we will use is no more than that encountered in elementary electromagnetic field theory, for example. The focus of the course is on the physics of the phenomena which we will discuss.

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atmospheric and oceanic phenomena | atmospheric and oceanic phenomena | observations | observations | theoretical interpretations | theoretical interpretations | monsoons | monsoons | El Ni?o | El Ni?o | planetary waves | planetary waves | atmospheric synoptic eddies and fronts | atmospheric synoptic eddies and fronts | gulf stream rings | gulf stream rings | hurricanes | hurricanes | surface and internal gravity waves | surface and internal gravity waves | tides | tides | shallow water gravity waves | shallow water gravity waves | deep water gravity waves | deep water gravity waves | internal gravity waves | internal gravity waves | large-scale motions | large-scale motions | rotating earth | rotating earth | Rossby waves | Rossby waves | planetary scale motions | planetary scale motions | baroclinic instability | baroclinic instability | midlatitude storms | midlatitude storms | equatorial atmosphere | equatorial atmosphere | equatorial ocean | equatorial ocean | southern oscillation | southern oscillation | tropical cyclones | tropical cyclones | typhoons | typhoons

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12.804 Large-scale Flow Dynamics Lab (MIT) 12.804 Large-scale Flow Dynamics Lab (MIT)

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12.804 is a laboratory accompaniment to 12.803, Quasi-balanced Circulations in Oceans and Atmospheres. The subject includes analysis of observations of oceanic and atmospheric quasi-balanced flows, computational models, and rotating tank experiments. Student projects illustrate the basic principles of potential vorticity conservation and inversion, Rossby wave propagation, baroclinic instability, and the behavior of isolated vortices. 12.804 is a laboratory accompaniment to 12.803, Quasi-balanced Circulations in Oceans and Atmospheres. The subject includes analysis of observations of oceanic and atmospheric quasi-balanced flows, computational models, and rotating tank experiments. Student projects illustrate the basic principles of potential vorticity conservation and inversion, Rossby wave propagation, baroclinic instability, and the behavior of isolated vortices.

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flow dynamics laboratory | flow dynamics laboratory | oceanic | oceanic | atmospheric | atmospheric | quasi-balanced flows | quasi-balanced flows | computational models | computational models | rotating tank experiments | rotating tank experiments | potential vorticity conservation | potential vorticity conservation | potential vorticity inversion | potential vorticity inversion | Rossby waves | Rossby waves | Rossby wave propagation | Rossby wave propagation | baroclinic instability | baroclinic instability | vortices | vortices

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Estacion de Ayotla Estacion de Ayotla

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railroads | railroads | railroadstations | railroadstations | ferrocarrilinteroceanicodemexico | ferrocarrilinteroceanicodemexico

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The 'Delphic'

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Reproduction ID: G0054 Maker: Unknown Date: 3 September 1899

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nationalmaritimemuseum | ship | steamship | steamer | oceanliner | ssdelphic | delphic | whitestarline | oceanicsteamnavigationcompany | oceanicsteamnavigationco | harlandwolff | harlandandwolff | hw | sunk | torpedoed | sunkbyuc72 | uc72

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12.340 Global Warming Science (MIT) 12.340 Global Warming Science (MIT)

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This course provides students with a scientific foundation of anthropogenic climate change and an introduction to climate models. It focuses on fundamental physical processes that shape climate (e.g. solar variability, orbital mechanics, greenhouse gases, atmospheric and oceanic circulation, and volcanic and soil aerosols) and on evidence for past and present climate change. During the course they discuss material consequences of climate change, including sea level change, variations in precipitation, vegetation, storminess, and the incidence of disease. This course also examines the science behind mitigation and adaptation proposals. This course provides students with a scientific foundation of anthropogenic climate change and an introduction to climate models. It focuses on fundamental physical processes that shape climate (e.g. solar variability, orbital mechanics, greenhouse gases, atmospheric and oceanic circulation, and volcanic and soil aerosols) and on evidence for past and present climate change. During the course they discuss material consequences of climate change, including sea level change, variations in precipitation, vegetation, storminess, and the incidence of disease. This course also examines the science behind mitigation and adaptation proposals.

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climate change | climate change | climate model | climate model | solar variability | solar variability | orbital mechanics | orbital mechanics | greenhouse gases | greenhouse gases | atmospheric circulation | atmospheric circulation | oceanic circulation | oceanic circulation | volcanic aerosols | volcanic aerosols | soil aerosols | soil aerosols | precipitation | precipitation | vegetation | vegetation

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[Group of People Standing by Wrecked Ferrocarril Interoceanico Train] [Group of People Standing by Wrecked Ferrocarril Interoceanico Train]

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railroads | railroads | railroadcars | railroadcars | railroadtrains | railroadtrains | railroadaccidents | railroadaccidents | ferrocarrilinteroceanicodemexico | ferrocarrilinteroceanicodemexico

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The Americas and Hurricane Andrew The Americas and Hurricane Andrew

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noaa | noaa | hurricaneandrew | hurricaneandrew | nationaloceanicandatmosphericadministration | nationaloceanicandatmosphericadministration | goes7 | goes7

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12.333 Atmospheric and Ocean Circulations (MIT)

Description

In this course, we will look at many important aspects of the circulation of the atmosphere and ocean, from length scales of meters to thousands of km and time scales ranging from seconds to years. We will assume familiarity with concepts covered in course 12.003 (Physics of the Fluid Earth). In the early stages of the present course, we will make somewhat greater use of math than did 12.003, but the math we will use is no more than that encountered in elementary electromagnetic field theory, for example. The focus of the course is on the physics of the phenomena which we will discuss.

Subjects

atmospheric and oceanic phenomena | observations | theoretical interpretations | monsoons | El Ni?o | planetary waves | atmospheric synoptic eddies and fronts | gulf stream rings | hurricanes | surface and internal gravity waves | tides | shallow water gravity waves | deep water gravity waves | internal gravity waves | large-scale motions | rotating earth | Rossby waves | planetary scale motions | baroclinic instability | midlatitude storms | equatorial atmosphere | equatorial ocean | southern oscillation | tropical cyclones | typhoons

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Global Vegetation map

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poes | noaa | avhrr | nationaloceanicandatmosphericadministration | advancedveryhighresolutionradiometer | polarorbitingenvironmentalsatellite | globalvegetation

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12.340 Global Warming Science (MIT)

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This course provides students with a scientific foundation of anthropogenic climate change and an introduction to climate models. It focuses on fundamental physical processes that shape climate (e.g. solar variability, orbital mechanics, greenhouse gases, atmospheric and oceanic circulation, and volcanic and soil aerosols) and on evidence for past and present climate change. During the course they discuss material consequences of climate change, including sea level change, variations in precipitation, vegetation, storminess, and the incidence of disease. This course also examines the science behind mitigation and adaptation proposals.

Subjects

climate change | climate model | solar variability | orbital mechanics | greenhouse gases | atmospheric circulation | oceanic circulation | volcanic aerosols | soil aerosols | precipitation | vegetation

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12.804 Large-scale Flow Dynamics Lab (MIT)

Description

12.804 is a laboratory accompaniment to 12.803, Quasi-balanced Circulations in Oceans and Atmospheres. The subject includes analysis of observations of oceanic and atmospheric quasi-balanced flows, computational models, and rotating tank experiments. Student projects illustrate the basic principles of potential vorticity conservation and inversion, Rossby wave propagation, baroclinic instability, and the behavior of isolated vortices.

Subjects

flow dynamics laboratory | oceanic | atmospheric | quasi-balanced flows | computational models | rotating tank experiments | potential vorticity conservation | potential vorticity inversion | Rossby waves | Rossby wave propagation | baroclinic instability | vortices

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Image of a troopship possibly HMAT A7 MEDIC departing for war

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farewell | medic | boerwar | whitestarline | troopship | secondboerwar | samhood | hoodcollection | oceanicsteamnavigationcompany | samueljhoodcollection | samueljhoodstudiocollection | hmata7medic

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Satellite Image of Earth's Interrelated Systems and Climate

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japan | satellite | goes | noaa | esa | gms | earthscience | europeanspaceagency | seawifs | nationaloceanicandatmosphericadministration | meteosat | advancedveryhighresolutionradiometer

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Big Blue Marble

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noaa | nationaloceanicandatmosphericadministration | goes8weathersatellite

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