Graduate students in climate dynamics are to take basic courses in applied math and applied physics, as well as courses in atmospheric and oceanic dynamics. This includes courses in asymptotic methods, partial differential equations, statistics, nonlinear dynamics, geophysical fluid dynamics, mechanisms of climate variability, large scale and synoptic scale atmospheric dynamics, ocean circulation, oceanic and atmospheric waves, etc. In addition, students are encouraged to take breadth courses in other disciplines of the earth sciences, from geochemistry, geophysics, planetary sciences, and more.

The course program is individually built based on the student research interests and background. Courses may be taken at both Harvard and MIT.

Please look at our list of faculty and courses in climate dynamics, as well as an example course list for a climate dynamics student.