12.812 The general circulation of the atmosphere and climate change

The first part of the course will be an exposition of the main features of the general circulation of the Earth's atmosphere. The second part of the course will explore possible changes in the general circulation associated with climate change.

Meets in 54-824 on Tuesday 1-2.30pm and Thursday 2-3.30pm
Pre-req: 12:800 Fluid Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Ocean, or instructor's permission

Class syllabus


Introduction

Data and analysis

Mean state and variability (a)

Mean state and variability (b)

Energetics

Energy cycle and Handout

Angular Momentum

Hydrological cycle