701-1258-00L  The Global Atmospheric Circulation

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersD. Domeisen
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 30.

AbstractThis course covers the general circulation of the atmosphere. The focus lies on the large-scale dynamics and circulation of the tropics and the global stratosphere, and connections to midlatitudes, including phenomena such as El Nino and sudden stratospheric warming events.
ObjectiveAt the end of the course, students should be able to
- explain the reasons for the existence and extent of the global circulation
- identify and describe phenomena of the tropical troposphere and the global stratosphere
- apply the dynamical mechanisms and theoretical concepts learned in the course to derive the atmospheric general circulation for a given planet
ContentHadley Circulation, El Nino Southern Oscillation, Quasi-Biennial Oscillation, Brewer-Dobson Circulation, sudden stratospheric warming events, Rossby wave propagation, polar vortex dynamics, Eliassen-Palm flux
Prerequisites / NoticeSuccessful participation of the following lectures are required:
402-0062-00L Physik I
402-0063-00L Physik II
701-0479-00L Umwelt-Fluiddynamik