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Spring 2011-2012
AOS 523   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

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

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: