EPS 290, Topics in Atmospheric Dynamics, Fall 2019


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


8/21, Nathaniel leads
  • Hill, Bordoni, and Mitchell, Axisymmetric constraints on cross-equatorial Hadley Cell extent, JAS, 2019
8/28, Rusen leads
  • Yu et al., Black carbon lofts wildfire smoke high into the stratosphere to form a persistent plume, Science, 2019
9/4, with guest Adele Igel
  • Igel and van den Heever, The importance of the shape of cloud droplet size distributions in shallow cumulus clouds. Part I: Bin microphysics simulations, JAS, 2017
9/11, Qindan leads
  • Popp et al., Transition to a Moist Greenhouse with CO2 and solar forcing, Nature Comm, 2016
9/18, with guest Leroy Westerling
  • Crockett and Westerling, Greater temperature and precipitation extremes intensify Western U.S. Droughts, wildfire severity, and Sierra Nevada tree mortality, J Climate, 2018
9/25, Yi-Chuan leads
  • Zhou and Xie, A conceptual spectral plume model for understanding tropical temperature profile and convective updraft velocities, JAS, 2019
10/2, with guest Chris Bretherton
  • Narenpitak and Bretherton, Understanding negative subtropical shallow cumulus cloud feedbacks in a near-global aquaplanet model using limited area cloud-resolving simulations, JAMES, 2019
10/16, Alex leads
  • Macdonald et al., Arc-continent collisions in the tropics set Earth's climate state, Science, 2019
10/23, Rusen leads
  • Wolf et al., Evaluating climate sensitivity to CO2 across Earth's history, JGR, 2018
10/30, Alec leads
  • Winkelmann et al., Combustion of available fossil fuel resources sufficient to eliminate the Antarctic Ice Sheet, Science Advances, 2015
11/13, Rusen leads
  • Po-Chedley et al., Climatology explains intermodel spread in tropical upper tropospheric cloud and relative humidity response to greenhouse warming, GRL, 2019
11/20, Yi-Chuan leads
  • Solanki et al., Solar irradiance variability and climate, Annual Reviews, 2019, up through and including section 3.1
12/4, Qindan leads
  • Solanki et al., Solar irradiance variability and climate, Annual Reviews, 2019, section 3.2 to the end
12/18, Qindan leads
  • Stull, Boundary Layer Meteorology, chapter 11, up through 11.2.4