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12.800 Fluid Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Ocean, Fall 2004

Satellite image of Hurricane Fabian bypassing the Leeward Islands.
Satellite image of Hurricane Fabian bypassing the Leeward Islands. (Image courtesy of NOAA.)

Highlights of this Course

This course features lecture materials and assignments.

Course Description

This class introduces fluid dynamics to first year graduate students. The aim is to help students acquire an understanding of some of the basic concepts of fluid dynamics that will be needed as a foundation for advanced courses in atmospheric science, physical oceanography, ocean engineering, etc. The emphasis will be on fluid fundamentals, but with an atmosphere/ocean twist.

 

Technical Requirements

MATLAB® software is required to run the .m files found on this course site. File decompression software, such as Winzip® or StuffIt®, is required to open the .zip files found on this course site.

 

Staff

Instructor:
Prof. James Hansen

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Level

Graduate

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