Clouds and Climate

The Romps Group at the University of California, Berkeley

EPS 290, Topics in Atmospheric Dynamics, Spring 2012
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Overview

This course covers current and classic papers in atmospheric dynamics with an eye towards aiding students involved in graduate-level research projects.

Time
Tuesdays at 9:30
Location
377 McCone Hall

Syllabus

01/31, with guest Harold Brooks (NOAA NSSL)
  • Brooks, Proximity soundings for severe convection for Europe and the United States from reanalysis data, Atmospheric Research, 2009
02/14, David leads
  • de Rooy et al., Entrainment and detrainment in cumulus convection: an overview, QJRMS, 2012
02/21, Nadir leads
  • Held and Soden, Robust responses of the hydrological cycle to global warming, Journal of Climate, 2006
03/06, Kyongmin leads
  • Williams and Stanfill, The physical origin of the land-ocean contrast in lightning activity, Comptes Rendus Physique, 2002
03/20, Kyongmin leads
  • Yamaguchi and Randall, Cooling of Entrained Parcels in a Large-Eddy Simulation, JAS, 2012
04/03, David leads
  • Donner et al., Three-Dimensional Cloud-System Modeling of GATE Convection, JAS, 1999
04/10, with guest Paquita Zuidema (U Miami)
  • Zuidema et al., On Trade Wind Cumulus Cold Pools, JAS, 2012
04/24, Kyongmin leads
  • Schalkwijk et al., High performance simulations of turbulent clouds on a desktop PC: exploiting the GPU, BAMS, 2012
05/01, Nadir leads
  • Hartmann, Global Physical Climatology, Ch. 2 pgs. 18-39
05/08, Kyongmin leads
  • Hartmann, Global Physical Climatology, Ch. 3.1-3.7
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