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12.307 Weather and Climate Laboratory

Prereq: Calculus II (GIR), Physics I (GIR)
U (Spring)
12 Units. Institute LAB

A laboratory subject intended to illustrate, by means of hands-on projects, the basic dynamical and physical principles which govern the general circulation of the atmosphere and the day-to-day sequence of weather events. Real-time meteorological observations are studied together with laboratory fluid experiments. Projects based on real-time observations stress the analysis and dynamical interpretation of the real phenomena, while complementary rotating tank experiments stress planning and testing of ideas in a more controlled laboratory environment. Written critical summaries of the results of each project and oral presentations are an integral part of the subject. Satisfies 12 units of Institute Laboratory credit.

L. Illari, J. Marshall

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