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Fall 2010-2011
AOS 577 / GEO 577  

Weather and Climate Dynamics

Thomas L. Delworth

Principal features of modern climate, including dominant modes of variability. The Earth's energy and water cycles, and their role in climate change. Processes determining the principal atmospheric and ocean circulation features, and their variability on seasonal to decadal time scales. Factors that determine past and future climates, including climate feedbacks. Detection and attribution of climate change.

Sample reading list:
J.R. Holton, An Introduction To Dynamic Meteorology
J. Marshall & R.A. Plumb, Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics: An Introductory Text
J.M. Wallace and P.V. Hobbs, Atmospheric Science: An Introductory Survey
D.L. Hartmann, Global Physical Climatology

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Not open to Freshmen..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22410 L01 11:00 am - 12:15 pm Th   Guyot Hall   220   Enrolled:5 Limit:20
22410 L01 11:45 am - 1:00 pm T   Guyot Hall   220   Enrolled:5 Limit:20