EPS 290, Topics in Atmospheric Dynamics, Spring 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


1/14, Edman leads
  • Yang and Ingersoll, Triggered convection, gravity waves, and the MJO: A shallow-water model, JAS, 2013
1/21, with guest Martin Singh (MIT)
  • Talk: The temperature dependence of moist convection
1/28, with guest Bob Houze (UW)
  • Yuan and Houze, Global variability of mesoscale convective system anvil structure from A-Train satellite data, J Climate, 2010
2/18, Edman leads
  • Randel and Jensen, Physical processes in the tropical tropopause layer and their roles in a changing climate, Nature Geoscience, 2013
2/25, with guest Susan Solomon (MIT)
  • Solomon et al, The persistently variable "background" stratospheric aerosol layer and global climate change, Science, 2011
3/11, Nadir leads
  • Romps, Rayleigh damping in the free troposphere, JAS, 2014
3/18, Wolfgang leads
  • Lau and Wu, Warm rain processes over tropical oceans and climate implications, GRL, 2003
3/25, Edman, Wolfgang, and Rusen present
  • AMS practice talks
4/8, with guest Emmanuel Vincent (MIT)
  • Emanuel et al., Radiative-Convective Instability, JAMES, 2013
4/22, Edman leads
  • Romps, Response of tropical precipitation to global warming, JAS, 2011
4/29, Seeley leads
  • Huang et al., Patterns of the seasonal response of tropical rainfall to global warming, Nature Geoscience, 2013
5/6, Edman leads
  • Bischoff and Schneider, Energetic constraints on the position of the Intertropical Convergence Zone, J Climate, 2014