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Spring 2011-2012
AOS 577 / GEO 577  

Weather and Climate Dynamics

Ngar-Cheung Lau

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

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
AOS427/GEO427 and AOS571, or permission by instructor.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41171 L01 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm M W        Enrolled:8 Limit:20