Course Documents

Syllabus

Assignments

Homework #1 (due 15 Feb)
Homework #2 (due 1 Mar)
Homework #3 (due 15 Mar)
Homework #4 (due 5 Apr)
Homework #5 (due 19 Apr)
Homework #6 (due 3 May)

All lecture notes and related documents are in Adobe PDF format. All lecture materials are in Microsoft PowerPoint (.pptx) format. Most modern web broswers can natively render PDF files, while Office 365 or Google Slides can open .pptx files. Nevertheless, please let me know if you encounter any issues with accessing the lecture materials. These notes are provided for personal use only.


Lecture Materials

  • 23 January: Course Introduction (notes, slides)
  • 25 January: Climatology of the Tropics (notes, slides)
  • 30 January, 1 February: Hadley Cell (notes, slides)
  • 6, 8 February: Equatorial Waves (notes, slides)
  • 13, 15 February: Walker Circulation (notes, slides) and ENSO (notes, slides)
  • 20, 22 February: Tropical Variability (notes, slides)
  • 27 February, 1 March: Monsoons (notes, slides)
  • 6, 7 March: Trade Wind Inversion (notes, slides)
  • 8 March: Mid-Term Exam
  • 13, 15 March: No Class - Clark Travel
  • 20, 22 March: No Class - Spring Break
  • 27, 28 March: Tropical Jets and Disturbances (notes, slides)
  • 28, 29 March: Tropical Cyclone Climatology (notes, slides)
  • 3, 5 April: Tropical Cyclone Formation (notes, slides)
  • 10, 12 April: Tropical Cyclone Intensity Change (notes, slides)
  • 17, 19 April: No Class - Clark Travel
  • 24, 25 April: Tropical Cyclone Structure
  • 26 April: No Class - Clark Travel
  • 1, 3 May: Tropical Cyclone Motion
  • 8, 10 May: Graduate Student Lectures, Course Evaluations

Additional Materials

These topics, while not formally covered in class, may nevertheless be of interest.

  • 25 January: Radiative-Convective Equilibrium and Self-Aggregation (notes, slides, video)

Resources