Physics of Atmospheres and Oceans OpenCourseWare: A Free Online Undergraduate Physics Class by MIT

Published Jan 29, 2009

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers the 'Physics of Atmospheres and Oceans' OpenCourseWare for free online. The course gives undergraduate students interested in Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences the opportunity to learn how the ocean and atmosphere interact and influence climate change. A background in elementary physics is recommended for any student considering this course.

Physics of Atmospheres and Oceans: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes Yes Yes Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
Yes Yes Yes

Physics of Atmospheres and Oceans: Course Description

This course teaches students about the physics of the atmosphere and oceans and the effects they have on each other and global climate change. Upon completion of this course, students will gain valuable knowledge regarding global climate change and will understand the physical processes that take place within the oceans and the atmosphere. This course also teaches students about specific topics, including the greenhouse effect, thermal winds, the circulation of fluids and moisture convection. Students are encouraged to have a basic understanding of physics and calculus before enrolling in this course. 'Physics of Atmospheres and Oceans' is taught by Professor John Marshall of the MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences.

This course provides downloadable downloadable assignments and study materials, as well as other resources. To learn more, visit the global climate change course page.

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