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Spring 2011-2012
AOS 523  

Water in the Atmosphere

Stephan A. Fueglistaler

Despite the paramount importance of atmospheric water vapour for climate, our understanding of the processes that regulate its distribution and changes within a changing climate remains incomplete. This course analyses observations and discusses theoretical approaches, both basic concepts and novel ideas, to the problem. Course is for graduate students with a background in atmospheric and/or oceanic sciences, and students are encouraged to provide contributions from their own research experiences that are related to the course topic.

Sample reading list:
I.M. Held & D.J. Soden, Water Vapor Feedback and Global Warming, 2000.
Y.S. Liu, S. Fueglistaler & P.H. Haynes, The advection-condensation paradigm for stratosp. water vap
R.T. Pierrehumbert, The hydrologic cycle in deep-time climate problems
T. Schneider, P.A. O'Gorman & X.J. Levine, Water vapor and the dynamics of climate changes

Requirements/Grading:
Other (See Instructor) - 100%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Background in atmospheric/oceanic sciences..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41564 C01 10:30 am - 12:00 pm M        Enrolled:5 Limit:
41564 C01 9:30 am - 11:00 am W        Enrolled:5 Limit: