EPS 290, Topics in Atmospheric Dynamics, Spring 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


1/17, with guest Robin Wordsworth
  • Wordsworth et al., Transient reducing greenhouse warming on early Mars, GRL, 2017
1/31, David leads
  • Abatzoglou et al., Controls on interannual variability in lightning-caused fire activity in the western US, ERL, 2016
2/14, Seeley leads
  • Thompson et al., Thermodynamic constraint on the depth of the global tropospheric circulation, PNAS, 2017
2/21, David leads
  • Fan et al., Substantial convection and precipitation enhancements by ultrafine aerosol particles, Science, 2018
2/28, Alex leads
  • Thornton et al., Lightning enhancement over major oceanic shipping lanes, GRL, 2017
3/7, David leads
  • Finney et al., A projected decrease in lightning under climate change, Nature CC, 2018
3/14, David leads
  • Agard and Emanuel, Clausius-Clapeyron scaling of peak CAPE in continental convective storm environments, JAS, 2017
4/11, David leads
  • Korolev and Mazin, Supersaturation of water vapor in clouds, JAS, 2003
4/25, with guest Lorenzo Polvani
  • Banerjee, Polvani, and Fyfe, The United States "warming hole": Quantifying the forced aerosol response given large internal variability, GRL, 2017
5/2, Rusen leads
  • Jacobson et al., Low-cost solution to the grid reliability problem with 100% penetration of intermittent wind, water, and solar for all purposes, PNAS, 2015
5/9, David leads
  • Clack et al., Evaluation of a proposal for reliable low-cost grid power with 100% wind, water, and solar, PNAS, 2017 and Jacobson et al., The United States can keep the grid stable at low cost with 100% clean, renewable energy in all sectors despite inaccurate claims, PNAS, 2017