Clouds and Climate

The Romps Group at the University of California, Berkeley

EPS 290, Topics in Atmospheric Dynamics, Fall 2017
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Overview

This course covers current and classic papers in atmospheric dynamics with an eye towards aiding students involved in graduate-level research projects.

Time
Wednesdays at 9:30
Location
377 McCone Hall

Syllabus

8/30, Edman leads
  • Scheff et al., Are Glacials Dry? Consequences for Paleoclimatology and for Greenhouse Warming, J Climate, 2017
9/6, Ben leads
  • Mlynczak et al., The spectroscopic foundation of radiative forcing of climate by carbon dioxide, GRL, 2016
9/13, Seeley leads
  • Huang and Shahabadi, Why logarithmic? A note on the dependence of radiative forcing on gas concentration, JGR, 2014
9/20, with guest Kristen Rasmussen
  • Rasmussen et al., Changes in the convective population and thermodynamic environments in convection-permitting regional climate simulations over the United States, Climate Dynamics, 2018
9/27, with guest Francina Dominguez
  • Dominguez et al., WRF with Water Vapor Tracers: A Study of Moisture Sources for the North American Monsoon, J Hydrometeorology
10/4, Rusen leads
  • Matthews et al., The proportionality of global warming to cumulative carbon emissions, Nature, 2009
10/11, Alex leads
  • Pierrehumbert, Principles of Planetary Climate, 2010, p. 187-195, Beginning to end of 4.3.1
10/18, Seeley leads
  • Pierrehumbert, Principles of Planetary Climate, 2010, p. 196-204, Optically thick limit to end of 4.3.2
10/25, Ben leads
  • Pierrehumbert, Principles of Planetary Climate, 2010, p. 205-212, 4.3.3 and 4.3.4
11/1, Seeley leads
  • Pierrehumbert, Principles of Planetary Climate, 2010, p. 213-226, 4.3.5, 4.4.1 and 4.4.2
11/8, Alex leads
  • Pierrehumbert, Principles of Planetary Climate, 2010, p. 226-238, 4.4.3 and 4.4.4
11/15, Edman leads
  • Pierrehumbert, Principles of Planetary Climate, 2010, p. 238-249, 4.4.5-CO2
11/29, Edman leads
  • Pierrehumbert, Principles of Planetary Climate, 2010, p. 249-263
12/6, Suqin leads
  • Pierrehumbert, Principles of Planetary Climate, 2010, p. 263-274
12/7, Edman leads
  • Pierrehumbert, Principles of Planetary Climate, 2010, p. 278-289
12/8, Edman leads
  • Goldblatt and Watson, The runaway greenhouse: implications for future climate change, geoengineering and planetary atmospheres, Phil Trans, 2012
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