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ATM S 560 / OCN 560 , Spring Quarter 2001
Coupled Atmosphere - Ocean Interactions
The blue marble from Apollo 17Larsen Ice Shelf, AntarcticaAntarctic Ozone hole, 2000

Calendar

Week 1: March 27/29

1. The zonally averaged circulation of the atmosphere  

2. The Ocean Circulation: an inevitable fallout  

3. A zero-order look at the annual cycle of surface temperature and circulation      

Week 2: April 3/5

3. A zero-order look at the annual cycle (continued)

Week 3: April 10/12
 

4. ENSO: the one clear example of active atmosphere-ocean interaction 

The observations; the atmospheric response to SST anomalies in the tropics  

Week 4: April 17/19

4. ENSO dynamics (continued)

The atmospheric response to SST anomalies in the tropics (cont.)

The tropical oceans response to wind stress forcing;  

Week 5: April 24/26

4. ENSO dynamics (continued)

The tropical oceans response to wind stress forcing;  

Week 6: May 1/3

4. The ENSO mode;  

Week 7: May 8/10

4. The ENSO mode;  

Week 8: May 15/17

5. The hypotheses for the Low Frequency Variability of ENSO   

Week 9: May 22/24

6. Teleconnections

7. Midlatitude vs. Tropical Coupling: fundamental differences

8. Basic Effects of coupling in the Midlatitudes

Week 10: May 29/31

8. Basic Effects of coupling in the Midlatitudes

Presentation of projects  

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 Last Updated:
03/13/2001

Contact the instructor at: david@atmos.washington.edu