* GEO 361 / ENV 361 / CEE 360 Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit
Physics of the Ocean and Atmosphere
Sample reading list:
M.J. Wallace & P. Hobbs, Atmospheric Science: An Introductory Survey
Dennis L. Hartmann, Global Physical Climatology
Geoff Vallis, Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics
J. Marshall & R.A. Plumb, Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics
Readings from texts and journals. Bi-weekly problem sets
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Take Home Final Exam - 40%
Papers - 40%
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
MAT 201, PHY 104 or equivalent.
The main goal of the course is to demonstrate how interplay between measurements and a hierarchy of models (that starts with the highly idealized and gradually becomes more elaborate) can lead to an understanding of very complex phenomena such as weather and climate.
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