MPO551: Introduction to Atmospheric Science
Instructor: Amy Clement (email@example.com)
Classroom: MSC 343
Time: MW 10:30am-11:45am
Instructor Office Hours: MW 11:45am-12:45pm in MSC 362
Teaching Assistant: Honghai Zhang (firstname.lastname@example.org)
TA Office Hours: Thursday 11:45am-12:45pm, 2:45-4:45pm in MSC 319
Guest Lecture1(Dr. Albrecht)
Guest Lecture2(Dr. Atlas)
Guest Lecture3(Dr. Majumdar)
Guest Lecture4(Dr. Mapes)
Isaac Held's Blog
Dynamics of the Madden-Julian Oscillation
Skew T LnP Diagram(provided by Amanda Short)
UCAR (for satellite, surface, current soundings + map, models)
National Weather Service
Cyclones on Satellite Images
The cloud classification system
IPCC report overview (SREX)
Reading assignment 1 for Wednesday, Aug 31
Homework#1 DUE September 12,2011
Homework#2 DUE September 28,2011
Homework#3 DUE October 26,2011
Answers to problem#4: Amanda Short Anibal Herrera Eric Jenks Jenna King Joshua Turner Kimberly Chamales Matt Onderlinde Patricia Sanchez Peng_Wang Ryan Schuster Sarah Larson Stefano Rivella Xiaofeng Wang Yemi Adebiyi Zoe Shoosmith Shaun Dolk
Homework#4 DUE November
Climate Dynamics Project DUE Nov 28(Group1&2)/30(Group3)
cloud observation analysis (by Shaun Dolk)
1: Why does the Southern Hemisphere have little seasonality in the observed surface circulation field?
2: Why is the precipipation a maximum over the Kuroshio Extention in the boreal summer compared with the north Atlantic, which has a precip maximum in winter?
3: Why is the south Pacific warmer than the south Atlantic and Indian at ~50S?
4: Why does the Antarctic Ocean change from a sink to a source of CO2?
A paper on this question: Lovenduski, N.S., and T. Ito, 2009
5: What would happen to the atmosphere if the ocean did not transport heat?
wrapup answers during class and some references
Geographic distribution of UV irradiance (provided by Yemi)
Clement et al (2009)