Teaching

EPS 290, Topics in Atmospheric Dynamics, Spring 2021

Overview

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

Time
Wednesdays at 9:00
Location
377 McCone Hall

Syllabus

1/13, Nathaniel leads
  • Zheng, Theoretical understanding of the linear relationship between convective updrafts and cloud-base height for shallow cumulus clouds. Part I: Maritime conditions, JAS, 2019, sections 1-3
1/20, Nathaniel leads
  • Zheng, Theoretical understanding of the linear relationship between convective updrafts and cloud-base height for shallow cumulus clouds. Part I: Maritime conditions, JAS, 2019, sections 4-6
1/27, Katie leads
  • Jensen and Nugent, Condensational growth of drops formed on giant sea-salt aerosol particles, JAS, 2017
2/3, Katie leads
  • Stanfield et al., Convective entrainment rates estimated from Aura CO and CloudSat/CALIPSO observations and comparison with GEOS‐5, JGR, 2019
2/10, Rusen leads
  • Glassmeier et al., Aerosol-cloud-climate cooling overestimated by ship-track data, Science, 2021
2/17, Alec leads
  • Bova et al., Seasonal origin of the thermal maxima at the Holocene and the last interglacial, Nature, 2021
2/24, Katie leads
  • Clark et al., Global food system emissions could preclude achieving the 1.5o and 2oC climate change targets, Science, 2020
3/3, Rusen leads
  • Francis and Vavrus, Evidence linking Arctic amplification to extreme weather in mid-latitudes, 2012
3/10, Nathaniel leads
  • Pethoukov et al., Quasiresonant amplification of planetary wavesand recent Northern Hemisphere weather extremes, PNAS, 2013
3/17, Nathaniel leads
  • Vallis, Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics, 1st Edition, sections 13.1 and 13.2, 2006
3/31, Rusen leads
  • Cohen et al., Divergent consensus on Arctic amplification influence on midlatitude severe winter weather, Nature CC, 2020
4/7, Alec leads
  • Mann et al., Projected changes in persistent extreme summer weather events: The role of quasi-resonant amplification, Science Advances, 2018
4/14, Yi-Chuan leads
  • Zhang et al., Projections of tropical heat stress constrained by atmospheric dynamics, Nature Geoscience, 2021
4/21, Alec leads
  • Jacobson, 3.3 Why Nuclear Power Represents an Opportunity Cost, in 100% Clean, Renewable Energy and Storage for Everything, 2020
4/28, Yi-Chuan leads
  • Rogers and Yau, A Short Course in Cloud Physics, 3rd edition, chapter 6, 1996
5/5, Yi-Chuan leads
  • Rogers and Yau, A Short Course in Cloud Physics, 3rd edition, chapter 7, 1996
5/12, Alec leads
  • Rogers and Yau, A Short Course in Cloud Physics, 3rd edition, chapter 8, pages 121-134, 1996