Course Documents

Syllabus

Assignments

Homework #1 (due 17 Feb)
Homework #2 (due 26 Feb)
Homework #3 (due 30 Mar)
Homework #4 (due 13 Apr)
Homework #5 (due 27 Apr)
Homework #6 (due 11 May)
Homework #7 (due 13 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

  • 22 January: Course Introduction (notes, slides)
  • 27 January: Climatology of the Tropics (notes, slides)
  • 29 January, 3 February: Hadley Cell (notes, slides)
  • 5, 10 February: Equatorial Waves (notes, slides)
  • 12 February: Walker Circulation (notes, slides)
  • 17 February: El Nino-Southern Oscillation (notes, slides)
  • 19 February: Madden-Julian Oscillation and Tropical Variability (notes, slides)
  • 2, 4 March: Monsoons (notes, slides)
  • 9, 23 March: Trade-Wind Inversion (notes, slides)
  • 11 March: Mid-Term Exam
  • 16, 18 March: No Class – Spring Break
  • 25 March: Tropical Jets and Disturbances (notes, slides)
  • 30 March, 1 April: Tropical Cyclone Climatology (notes, slides)
  • 6, 8 April: Tropical Cyclone Formation (notes, slides)
  • 13, 15 April: Tropical Cyclone Intensity Change (notes, slides)
  • 20, 22 April: Tropical Cyclone Structure (notes, slides)
  • 27, 29 April: Tropical Cyclone Motion (notes, slides)
  • 4 May: Final Exam
  • 6 May: Graduate Student Lectures and Course Evaluations

Additional Materials

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

  • Late January: Radiative-Convective Equilibrium and Self-Aggregation (notes, slides, video)
  • Early May: Extratropical and Tropical Transition (notes, slides)

Resources