12.003 Introduction to Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Dynamics


Instructor: Paul O’Gorman


Class times: TBA (54-1623)

Recitation time: TBA

Textbook: Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Dynamics by Marshall and Plumb

Prerequisites: Multivariable Calculus (18.02) and Physics I: Classical Mechanics (8.01)

Course description: Introduces students to the fluid dynamics and thermodynamics of the atmosphere and ocean. Emphasizes important processes in the maintenance of climate. Illustrates underlying mechanisms through laboratory demonstrations, using a rotating table, and through analysis of atmospheric and oceanic data.