John Marshall

Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Oceanography, MIT

Text Book

‘Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics: An Introductory Text’
by John Marshall and R Alan Plumb

is an introductory textbook on the circulations of the atmosphere and ocean and their interaction, with an emphasis on global scales. The text provides students with an understanding of why the atmosphere and oceans look the way they do on the large-scale. Also discussed is the role of the oceans in climate and paleoclimate. MIT professors John Marshall and Alan Plumb present the concepts at a mathematical level accessible to both advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students in atmospheric, oceanic, and climate science. Students can actively learn with an extensive set of problems and sample answers, descriptions of lab experiments such as the Rotating Tank Fluid Experiments, as well as demonstrations viewable on the web.

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