EPS 290, Topics in Atmospheric Dynamics, Spring 2023


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 3:30
377 McCone Hall


1/11, Yi Dai leads
  • Tuckman et al., Evolution of convective energy and inhibition before instances of large CAPE, MWR, 2022
1/18, Rusen leads
  • Sarmiento and Sundquist, Revised budget for the oceanic uptake of anthropogenic carbon dioxide, Nature, 1992
1/25, Yi-Chuan leads
  • Hartmann et al., The vertical profile of radiative cooling and lapse rate in a warming climate, J Climate, 2022
2/1, Zhenyu leads
  • Xiong et al., High-resolution datasets for global carbonate and silicate rock weathering carbon sinks and their change trends, Earth's Future, 2022
2/8, Nathaniel leads
  • Seeley and Wordsworth, Moist convection is most vigorous at intermediate atmospheric humidity, arXiv, 2023
2/15, Rusen leads
  • Pan et al., Coarse sea spray inhibits lightning, Nat Comm, 2022
3/1, Zhenyu leads
  • Gruber et al., Trends and variability in the ocean carbon sink, Nat Rev, 2023
3/8, Yi-Chuan leads
  • Morrison et al., Dynamic Pressure Drag on Rising Buoyant Thermals in a Neutrally Stable Environment, JAS, 2022
3/15, Yi Zhang leads
  • Robock and Zambri, Did smoke from city fires in World War II cause global cooling?, JGR, 2018
3/22, Harsha leads
  • Gilford et al., A multi-method framework for global real-time climate attribution, ASCMO, 2022
3/29, Harsha leads
  • Jeevanjee, Three rules for the decrease of tropical convection with global warming, JAMES, 2022
4/12, Nathaniel leads
  • Carleton et al., Valuing the global mortality consequences of climate change accounting for adaptation costs and benefits, Q J Economics, 2022, sections 1-5, pages 1-37
4/26, Isabel leads
  • West, Thickness of the chemical weathering zone and implications for erosional and climatic drivers of weathering and for carbon-cycle feedbacks, Geology, 2012
5/3, Isabel leads
  • Park et al., Emergence of the Southeast Asian islands as a driver for Neogene cooling, PNAS, 2020
5/10, Nick leads
  • Beer, The interaction of wind and fire, BL Met, 1991