12.820 "Turbulence in the Atmosphere and Oceans" is a course intended to present the phenomena, theory, and modeling of turbulence in the Earth's atmosphere and oceans. The scope will range from centimeter to planetary motions. The syllabus will include three dimensional isotropic and homogeneous turbulence, turbulent convection, boundary layer turbulence, two-dimensional and quasi-geosrophic turbulence, and macroturbulence in the atmosphere and oceans.
Instructors: Carol Anne Clayson (WHOI), Raf Ferrari and Glen Flierl
Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00 - 12:30 in 9-151/2
Last revised January 2012