Physics of Climate

Romps Group at the University of California, Berkeley

EPS 290, Topics in Atmospheric Dynamics, Summer 2017


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


5/17, Edman leads
  • Kasting et al., Habitable zones around main sequence stars, Icarus, 1992
5/24, Seeley leads
  • Lin et al., Changes of the Tropical Tropopause Layer under Global Warming, J Climate, 2017
5/31, Dana leads
  • Suzuki, Golaz, and Stephens, Evaluating cloud tuning in a climate model with satellite observations, GRL, 2013
6/14, with speaker Seeley
  • Practice talk
6/21, with speakers Ben and Da
  • Practice talk
7/5, Seeley leads
  • Malavelle et al., Strong constraints on aerosol-cloud interactions from volcanic eruptions, Nature, 2017
7/12, with speaker John Peters
  • A theory for the ascent rate of moist convective thermals
7/26, Ben leads
  • Haerter et al., Precipitation onset as the temporal reference in convective self-organization, GRL, 2017
8/16, Rusen leads
  • Parker, Response of simulated squall lines to low-level cooling, JAS, 2008