Archived Versions

12.842 / 12.301 Climate Physics and Chemistry

As taught in: Fall 2008

An image demonstrating the components of the climate system.

Schematic view of the components of the climate system, their processes and interactions. (Image courtesy of IPCC.)


Undergraduate / Graduate


Prof. Carl Wunsch

Prof. Edward Boyle

Prof. Kerry Emanuel

Course Features

Course Description

This course introduces students to climate studies, including beginnings of the solar system, time scales, and climate in human history. It is offered to both undergraduate and graduate students with different requirements.