Archived Versions

12.003 Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics

As taught in: Fall 2008

Image of dye in rotating tank of water.

Observed motion of introducing dye into a rotating tank of water. (Image by Prof. J. Marshall.)




Prof. Raffaele Ferrari

Course Features

Course Description

This undergraduate class is designed to introduce students to the physics that govern the circulation of the ocean and atmosphere. The focus of the course is on the processes that control the climate of the planet.


Prof. Ferrari wishes to acknowledge that this course was originally designed and taught by Prof. John Marshall.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .mpeg, .rm, and .m.