Large-Scale Atmospheric Circulations

Course Number: 
EAS6532
Hours - Total: 
3.00
Hours - Lecture: 
3.00
Hours - Lab: 
0.00
Prerequisites: 

EAS 4655 or EAS 6502

An introduction to the phenomenology and dynamics of large-scale atmospheric variations having time scales of a week and longer. Using papers from the recent scientific literature and real-time analyses, we will overview the basic characteristics, underlying physics, and current status of a number of large-scale atmospheric phenomena. Topics will include weather regimes, storm track variability, stratospheric polar vortex variability, El Nino-Southern Oscillation, teleconnections, monsoon circulations, the Arctic and Quasi-Biennial Oscillations, and stratosphere-troposphere coupling. The class format will include reading assignments and student presentations.