Atmospheric and Oceanic Modeling OpenCourseWare: A Free Online Graduate Study Course by MIT

Published Jan 31, 2009

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Use models to analyze the atmospheric and oceanic details in this OpenCourseWare offered by MIT's Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. 'Atmospheric and Oceanic Modeling' looks a variety of concepts used in modeling the oceans' and the atmosphere's circulation patterns. This graduate-level course is intended for students studying Oceanography, Physics and related fields.

Atmospheric and Oceanic Modeling: Course Specifics

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Atmospheric and Oceanic Modeling: Course Description

This course focuses on the modeling methods used to evaluate and measure the circulation of the Earth's atmosphere and oceans. This course introduces emerging concepts in the field, including new calculating methodologies. Specific models discussed include both simple GCMs and high-end GCMs. These models determine the parameterization of geostrophic eddies and boundary layer mixes on the surface and the bottom of the ocean. In addition, this course considers large-scale condensation and radiation transfers of the Earth's atmosphere. Dr. Alistair Adcroft and Professors Kerry Emanuel and John Marshall of MIT developed this graduate-level course. For students to get the most out of this course, access to MATLAB software is needed.

Online course materials include downloadable lecture notes, problem sets with solutions and a list of recommended readings. To learn more, visit the modeling of atmospheric and oceanic circulations course page.

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