12.812 General Circulation of the Earth's Atmosphere

As taught in: Fall 2005

Diagram showing evaporation and precipitation patterns over land and water.

Global climate system. (Image by MIT OCW.)

Level:

Graduate

Instructors:

Prof. Peter Stone

Course Features

Course Description

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.