EPS 290, Topics in Atmospheric Dynamics, Summer 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


5/16, Suqin leads
  • Rasmijn et al., Future equivalent of 2010 Russian heatwave intensified by weakening soil moisture constraints, Nature CC, 2018
5/23, Alex leads
  • Sakazaki et al., Is there a stratospheric pacemaker controlling the daily cycle of tropical rainfall?, GRL, 2017
5/30, Seeley leads
  • Thuburn and Craig, On the temperature structure of the tropical substratosphere, JGR, 2002
6/06, Rusen leads
  • Lareau et al., Observed boundary layer controls on shallow cumulus at the ARM Southern Great Plains site, JAS, 2018
6/13, Suqin leads
  • Hu and Fedorov, The extreme El Nino of 2015-2016 and the end of global warming hiatus, GRL, 2017
6/20, Yi-Chuan leads
  • Telford, A theoretical solution to the motion of an atmospheric spherical vortex, JAS, 1988
6/27, Ben leads
  • Dixit et al., Control of ITCZ width by low-level radiative heating from upper-level clouds in aquaplanet simulations, GRL, 2018
7/11, Seeley leads
  • Cramwinckel et al., Synchronous tropical and polar temperature evolution in the Eocene, Nature, 2018
7/18, Ben leads
  • Lewis and Curry, The impact of recent forcing and ocean heat uptake data on estimates of climate sensitivity, J Climate, 2018
7/25, Rusen leads
  • Merlis and Henry, Simple estimates of polar amplification in moist diffusive energy balance models, J Climate, 2018
8/08, Yi-Chuan leads
  • Lubken et al., On the anthropogenic impact on long-term evolution of noctilucent clouds, GRL, 2018
8/15, Alex leads
  • Chen and Tung, Global surface warming enhanced by weak Atlantic overturning circulation, Nature, 2018