EPS 290, Topics in Atmospheric Dynamics, Summer 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


5/18, Harsha leads
  • Sections 1-3 of Pierrehumbert et al, Dynamics of atmospheres with a non-dilute condensible component, Proc Royal Soc, 2016
6/1, Nathaniel leads
  • Archer and Buffett, Time-dependent response of the global ocean clathrate reservoir to climatic and anthropogenic forcing, GGG, 2005
6/8, Yi-Chuan
  • Ding and Pierrehumbert, Convection in condensible-rich atmospheres, Astro J, 2016, sections 2 and 4
6/29, Rusen leads
  • Jayakrishnan et al., Contrasting climate and carbon-cycle consequences of fossil-fuel use versus deforestation disturbance, ERL, 2022
7/6, Nathaniel leads
  • Catling and Kasting, Atmospheric evolution on inhabited and lifeless worlds, 2017, Sections 1-1.1.2, pages 3-14
7/13, Yi-Chuan leads
  • Pierrehumbert, Principles of Planetary Climate, 2010, p. 93-112, sections 2.4-2.7
7/20, Rusen leads
  • Chand et al., Declining tropical cyclone frequency under global warming, Nature CC, 2022
7/27, Ankur leads
  • Penn and Deutsch, Avoiding ocean mass extinction from climate warming, Science, 2022
8/3, Yi Zhang leads
  • McColl and Rigden, Emergent simplicity of continental evapotranspiration, GRL, 2020
8/10, Yi Dai leads
  • Slater et al., Global record of "ghost" nannofossils reveals plankton resilience to high CO2 and warming, Science, 2022
8/17, Harsha leads
  • Maher and Chamberlain, Hydrologic regulation of chemical weathering and the geologic carbon cycle, Science, 2014