EPS 290, Topics in Atmospheric Dynamics, Summer 2015


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


5/13, Edman leads
  • Kim and Alexander, Direct impacts of waves on tropical cold-point tropopause temperature, GRL, 2015
5/19, Suqin leads
  • Emanuel and Sobel, Response of tropical sea surface temperature, precipitation, and tropical cyclone-related variables to changes in global and local forcing, JAMES, 2015
5/27, Nadir leads
  • Romps and Charn, Sticky thermals: Evidence for a dominant balance between buoyancy and drag in cloud updrafts, JAS, 2015
6/3, Da leads
  • Tan et al., Increases in tropical rainfall driven by changes in frequency of organized deep convection, Nature, 2015
7/1, Edman leads
  • Voigt and Shaw, Circulation response to warming shaped by radiative changes of clouds and water vapour, Nature Geoscience, 2015
7/8, Seeley leads
  • Lin et al., Is the Tropical Atmosphere in Convective Quasi-Equilibrium?, J Climate, 2015
7/15, Suqin leads
  • Risi, Bony, and Vimeux, Influence of convective processes on the isotopic composition (d18O and dD) of precipitation and water vapor in the tropics: 2. Physical interpretation of the amount effect, JGR, 2008
7/22, Edman leads
  • McCoy et al., Natural aerosols explain seasonal and spatial patterns of Southern Ocean cloud albedo, Science Advances, 2015
8/12, Wolfgang leads
  • Wing and Emanuel, Physical mechanisms controlling self-aggregation of convection in idealized numerical modeling simulations, JAMES, 2014