EPS 290, Topics in Atmospheric Dynamics, Spring 2022


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.

Wednesdays at 1:00
377 McCone Hall


1/12, Ankur leads
  • AR4 WG1 Chapter 6, Palaeoclimate, sections 6.1-6.4, Palaeoclimatic methods, The pre-Quaternary climates, and Glacial-interglacial variability and dynamics
1/19, Rusen leads
  • AR4 WG1 Chapter 6, Palaeoclimate, sections 6.5-6.7, The current interglacial, The last 2,000 years, and Concluding remarks on key uncertainties
1/26, Nathaniel leads
  • Popovich et al., Economic, environmental and grid-resilience benefits of converting diesel trains to battery-electric, Nature Energy, 2021
2/2, Yi Dai leads
  • O'Neill et al., Hydraulic jump dynamics above supercell thunderstorms, Science, 2021
2/9, Yi-Chuan leads
  • Huybers and Wunsch, Obliquity Pacing of the Late Pleistocene Glacial Terminations, Nature 2005
2/16, Harsha leads
  • Boos and Pascale, Mechanical forcing of the North American monsoon by orography, Nature, 2021
3/2, Nathaniel leads
  • Keil et al., Multiple drivers of the North Atlantic warming hole, Nature CC, 2020
3/9, Rusen leads
  • Balch et al., Warming weakens the night-time barrier to global fire, Nature, 2022
3/30, Yi Zhang leads
  • Meng et al., Continuous rise of the tropopause in the Northern Hemisphere over 1980-2020, Science Advances, 2021
4/13, Harsha leads
  • Loeb et al., Satellite and ocean data reveal marked increase in Earth’s heating rate, GRL, 2021
4/20, Yi-Chuan leads
  • Galbraith and Eggleston, A lower limit to atmospheric CO2 concentrations over the past 800,000 years, Nat Geo, 2017 & La Quere and Mayot, Climate change and biospheric output, Science, 2022
4/27, Yi Dai leads
  • Tan et al., Convection modeling of pure-steam atmospheres, Astrophysical Journal Letters, 2021
5/4, Yi Zhang leads
  • Meinshausen et al., Realization of Paris Agreement pledges may limit warming just below 2 C, Nature, 2022
5/11, Ankur leads
  • O'Reilly et al., The signature of low-frequency oceanic forcing in the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, GRL, 2016