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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

CLASS NOTES

Week 1: March 27/29

1. The zonally averaged circulation of the atmosphere   Notes March 27

2. The Ocean Circulation: an inevitable fallout   Notes March 29

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)

Notes April 3 (Ioana Dima)   Notes April 5

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  

Notes April 10 (S. deSzoeke)         Notes April 12 (S. Gaichas)

Week 4: April 17/19

4. ENSO dynamics (continued)

The tropical oceans response to wind stress forcing;  

Notes April 17 (C. Brown)   Notes April 19 (J. Dawes)

Week 5: April 24/26

4. The ENSO mode;  

Notes April 24 html       Postscript (recommended)   (John Mickett)

Notes April 26 (Y.-O. Kwon)

Week 6: May 1/3

4. The ENSO mode;

Notes May 1       Notes May 3 (no one assigned)

Week 7: May 8/10
Notes May 8 (S. Gaichas)       May 10: No class  

Week 8: May 15/17

5. The hypotheses for the Low Frequency Variability of ENSO 

Notes May 15       May 17  

Week 9: May 22/24
6. Teleconnections       Notes May 22 (C. Brown)       Notes May 23

7. Basic Effects of coupling in the Midlatitudes

8. Midlatitude vs. Tropical Coupling: fundamental differences Notes May 24 (J. Mickett)  

Week 10: May 29/31

8. Basic Effects of coupling in the Midlatitudes Notes May 29

Presentation of projects   Notes May 31

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 Last Updated:
03/13/2001

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