EPS 290, Topics in Atmospheric Dynamics, Fall 2014


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

Tuesdays at 9:30
377 McCone Hall


8/26, Nadir leads
  • Pierrehumbert, Thermostats, radiator fins, and the local runaway greehouse, JAS, 1995
9/2, David leads
  • Field et al., Evaluating climate model performance in the tropics with retrievals of water isotopic composition from Aura TES, GRL, 2014
9/9, Wolfgang leads
  • Loriaux et al, Understanding convective extreme precipitation scaling using observations and an entraining plume model, JAS, 2013
9/16, Seeley leads
  • Schneider, Bischoff, and Haug, Migrations and dynamics of the intertropical convergence zone, Nature, 2014
9/23, Charn leads
  • Chen and Tung, Varying planetary heat sink led to global-warming slowdown and acceleration, Science, 2014
9/30, Nadir leads
  • Öktem et al., Stereophotogrammetry of oceanic clouds, JAOT, 2014
10/7, with guest Chin-Hoh Moeng (NCAR)
  • Moeng, A closure for updraft-downdraft representation of subgrid-scale fluxes in cloud-resolving models, MWR, 2014
10/14, with guest Camille Risi (LMD)
  • Risi et al., Process-evaluation of tropospheric humidity simulated by general circulation models using water vapor isotopic observations: 2. Using isotopic diagnostics to understand the mid and upper tropospheric moist bias in the tropics and subtropics, JGR, 2012
10/21, Edman leads
  • Rypdal and Rypdal, Long-Memory Effects in Linear Response Models of Earth's Temperature and Implications for Future Global Warming, J Climate, 2014
10/28, Da leads
  • Stephens, van den Heever, and Pakula, Radiative-convective feedbacks in idealized states of radiative-convective equilibrium, JAS, 2008
11/4, Kooperman leads
  • Pendergrass and Hartmann, Changes in the distribution of rain frequency and intensity in response to global warming, J Climate, 2014
11/18, Nadir leads
  • Kuang, Weakly forced mock Walker cells, JAS, 2012
11/25, Nadir leads
  • Singh and O'Gorman, Increase in moist-convective updraft velocities with warming in radiative-convective equilibrium, QJRMS, 2014
12/2, with guest Dorian Abbot (U Chicago)
  • Yang, Cowan, and Abbott, Stabilizing cloud feedback dramatically expands the habitable zone of tidally locked planets, Astro J Letters, 2014
12/9, Mizerak leads
  • Morley et al., Quantitatively assessing the tole of clouds in the transmission spectrum of GJ 1214b, Astro Journal, 2014