Physics of Climate

Romps Group at the University of California, Berkeley

EPS 290, Topics in Atmospheric Dynamics, Summer 2018


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

Wednesdays at 9:30
377 McCone Hall


5/16, Suqin leads
  • Rasmijn et al., Future equivalent of 2010 Russian heatwave intensified by weakening soil moisture constraints, Nature CC, 2018
5/23, Alex leads
  • Sakazaki et al., Is there a stratospheric pacemaker controlling the daily cycle of tropical rainfall?, GRL, 2017
5/30, Seeley leads
  • Thuburn and Craig, On the temperature structure of the tropical substratosphere, JGR, 2002
6/06, Rusen leads
  • Lareau et al., Observed boundary layer controls on shallow cumulus at the ARM Southern Great Plains site, JAS, 2018
6/13, Suqin leads
  • Hu and Fedorov, The extreme El Nino of 2015-2016 and the end of global warming hiatus, GRL, 2017
6/20, Yi-Chuan leads
  • Telford, A theoretical solution to the motion of an atmospheric spherical vortex, JAS, 1988
6/27, Ben leads
  • Dixit et al., Control of ITCZ width by low-level radiative heating from upper-level clouds in aquaplanet simulations, GRL, 2018
7/11, Seeley leads
  • Cramwinckel et al., Synchronous tropical and polar temperature evolution in the Eocene, Nature, 2018
7/18, Ben leads
  • Lewis and Curry, The impact of recent forcing and ocean heat uptake data on estimates of climate sensitivity, J Climate, 2018
7/25, Rusen leads
  • Merlis and Henry, Simple estimates of polar amplification in moist diffusive energy balance models, J Climate, 2018
8/08, Yi-Chuan leads
  • Lubken et al., On the anthropogenic impact on long-term evolution of noctilucent clouds, GRL, 2018
8/15, Alex leads
  • Chen and Tung, Global surface warming enhanced by weak Atlantic overturning circulation, Nature, 2018