Lecture Log/Plan, GEOG 412/612

 

Spring 2017


Everything above the Log/Plan mark is a log, everything below is a plan, everything more than a week out is still very tentative, not a serious plan. Quiz topics are main target only -- each quiz will be foreshadowed on Wednesdays.


Feb 6: Intro, Robock diagram


Feb 8: Kiehl & Trenberth 1997, shortwave


Feb 10: KT97, nonradiative and longwave


Feb 13: KT97 as a model


Feb 15: Introduction of term paper project


Feb 17: Global Annual average climate. Quiz 1 (the energy balance)

        

Feb 20: Conservation of Energy


Feb 22: Lapse rates, Oceans


Feb 24: Radiation geometry Quiz 2 (annual and seasonal climate controls)


Feb 27: Diurnal radiation


Mar 1: Seasonal radiation


Mar 3: Seasonal radiation. Begin blackbody radiation. Quiz 3 (geometric earth-sun effects)


Mar 6: Blackbody radiation, Planck


Mar 8: Blackbody radiation, Wien, Stefan-Boltzmann


Mar 10: Scattering and Absorption. Quiz 4 (radiation seasons)


Mar 13: Emission and absorption spectra, Lambert, Schwarzchild


Mar 15: Layers, vertical structure


Mar 17: Building a layered atmospheric model. No Quiz after snow day


Mar 20: Building a layered atmospheric model.


Mar 22: Clouds


Mar 24: Adding convection, discussion of advanced (real) models. Quiz 5 (blackbody radiation)


Mar 27, 29, 31: Spring Break


Apr 3: Surface heat flux, ground heat capacity


Apr 5: Surface albedo


Apr 7: Discussion of term paper proposals and Group Project assignment

        Boundary layer,  Quiz 6 (scattering, radiation layers cloud effects)


Apr 10: Boundary Layer.


Apr 12: Surface sensible and latent heat fluxes


Apr 14: Cleaning up surface fluxes Quiz 7 (Boundary layer, albedo)


Apr 17: Surface fluxes: diurnal and seasonal cycles.


Apr 19: FInish surface fluxes, start Hydrologic cycle.


Apr 21: Hydrologic cycle, precipitation and evaporation.. Quiz 8 (surface fluxes)


Apr 24: Hydrologic cycle, soil moisture concepts


Apr 26: Biosphere feedbacks


Apr 28: , Dynamic vegetation. Snowline feedback, Budyko/Sellers. Quiz 9 (Hydrologic cycle and vegetation)


May 1: Budyko-Sellers zonal model


May 3: , Ice Ages, presentations


May 5: Finish Ice. Quiz 10 (Horizontal fluxes, long-term climate)


May 8: Modern climate modeling


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May 10: Group presentations


May 12: Group presentations. Quiz 11 (modern climate models)


May 15:  Review and apology


May 22: 1:00 – 3:00 (Monday) Final Exam


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