EPS 290, Topics in Atmospheric Dynamics, Fall 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


8/22, Nathaniel leads
  • Reisner et al., Climate impact of a regional nuclear weapons exchange: An improved assessment based on detailed source calculations, JGR, 2018
8/29, Rusen leads
  • Yuter et al., Abrupt cloud clearing of marine stratocumulus in the subtropical southeast Atlantic, Science, 2018
9/5, Ben leads
  • Andrews et al., Accounting for changing temperature patterns increases historical estimates of climate sensitivity, GRL, 2018
9/12, Qindan leads
  • Nishant and Sherwood, A cloud-resolving model study of aerosol-cloud correlation in a pristine maritime environment, GRL, 2017
9/19, Seeley leads
  • Xia and Huang, Differential radiative heating drives tropical atmospheric circulation weakening, GRL, 2017
9/26, Alex leads
  • Aubry and Jellinek, New insights on entrainment and condensation in volcanic plumes: Constraints from independent observations of explosive eruptions and implications for assessing their impacts, EPSL, 2018
10/3, with guest Morgan O'Neill
  • Accessible environments for diurnal-period waves in simulated tropical cyclones, JAS, 2017
10/10, with guest Nadir Jeevanjee
  • Lecoanet and Jeevanjee, Entrainment in resolved turbulent dry thermals, QJRMS, 2018
10/17, with guest Daniel Swain
  • Swain et al., Increasing precipitation volatility in twenty-first-century California, Nat Climate Change, 2018
10/24, Yi-Chuan leads
  • Koll and Cronin, Earth's outgoing longwave radiation linear due to H2O greenhouse effect, PNAS, 2018
8/22, with guest Daehyun Kim
  • Adames and Kim, The MJO as a dispersive, convectively coupled moisture wave: Theory and observations, JAS, 2016, sections 1-5
10/31, Nathaniel leads
  • Morton et al., Turbulent gravitational convection from maintained and instantaneous sources, Proc of Royal Soc, 1956
11/28, with guest Craig Clements
  • Lareau and Clements, The mean and turbulent properties of a wildfire convective plume, JAMC, 2017
12/5, Yi-Chuan leads
  • Morrison and Peters, Theoretical expressions for the ascent rate of moist deep convective thertmals, JAS, 2018
12/19, Bolei leads
  • Colin et al., Identifying the sources of convective memory in cloud-resolving simulations, JAS, 2019