Clouds and Climate

The Romps Group at the University of California, Berkeley

EPS 290, Topics in Atmospheric Dynamics, Spring 2016
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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


1/13, Suqin leads
  • Schneider and O'Gorman, Moist convection and the thermal stratification of the extratropical troposphere, JAS, 2008
1/20, Seeley leads
  • Vallis 5.1.1, 5.2.1, 5.3.1, Pedlosky 3.12 optional
1/27, with guest Ed Zipser (Utah)
  • Bang and Zipser, Differences in size spectra of electrified storms over land and ocean, GRL, 2015
2/3, Edman leads
  • Vallis 5.7 (excluding 5.7.1 and beyond) and Held WHOI notes chapter 3, Pedlosky 3.15-3.19 optional
2/10, Da leads
  • Vallis 5.3.2, 5.7.2, and 6.6
2/17, Nadir leads
  • Bloch-Johnson et al., Feedback temperature dependence determines the risk of high warming, GRL, 2015
2/24, Nadir leads
  • Vallis 12.2.2 and 12.2.3
3/2, David leads
  • Cushman-Roisin 17.3 and 17.4
3/9, Nadir leads
  • Kubar, Hartmann, and Wood, Radiative and Convective Driving of Tropical High Clouds, J Climate, 2007
3/16, Nadir leads
  • Romps, The Stochastic Parcel Model: A deterministic parameterization of stochastically entraining convection, JAMES, 2016
3/23, Edman leads
  • North, Energy Balance Climate Models, Reviews of Geophysics and Space Physics, 1981
3/30, Nadir leads
  • Fildier and Collins, Origins of climate model discrepancies in atmospheric shortwave absorption and global precipitation changes, GRL, 2015
4/6, David leads
  • Zamora, Korty, and Huber, Thermal stratification in simulations of warm climates: a climatology using saturation potential vorticity, J Climate, 2016
4/27, Edman leads
  • Robinson, Common 0.1 bar tropopause in thick atmospheres set by pressure-dependent infrared transparency, Nature Geoscience, 2013
5/4, Edman leads leads
  • Burke et al., Global non-linear effect of temperature on economic production, Nature, 2015
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