AOS 577 / GEO 577
Weather and Climate Dynamics
Dynamics and physical interpretation of principal tropospheric circulation systems, including stationary and transient phenomena observed in middle and low latitudes. Roles of the atmospheric general circulation in maintaining various components of the Earth's climate system. Characteristics of atmospheric variability on intraseasonal and interannual time scales.
Sample reading list:
J.R. Holton, An Introduction To Dynamic Meteorology
I.N. James, Introduction To Circulating Atmospheres
J.M. Wallace and P.V. Hobbs, Atmospheric Science: An Introductory Survey
D.L. Hartmann, Global Physical Climatology
Not Open to Freshmen.
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
AOS427/GEO427 and AOS571, or permission by instructor.
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