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12.800 Fluid Dynamics of the Ocean and Atmosphere
12.800 is a course in basic geophysical fluid dynamics for oceanographers, meteorologists, engineers, and biophysicists.  It will be taught jointly with Dr. Claudia Cenedese during the Fall 2011 semester.
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12.809 Hydraulic Phenomena in Geophysical Fluid Flows
12.809 covers theory and observation of a variety of ocean, atmospheric, and coastal phenomena associated with high-speed flow.  Examples include deep ocean overflows, exchange flows in marginal seas and estuaries, the supercritical coastal marine layer, and coastal gravity currents.  The course follows Pratt and Whitehead's book "Rotating Hydraulics" and can be tailored to fit the interests of the students.  The course involves an experiment and field trip to a Cape Cod waterway and research projects by all students.
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photo of Red Sea
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Dust can be lofted up into the atmosphere by supercritical winds, here generated by atmospheric flow through the gaps in the mountain range fringing the Red Sea.

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