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Proceedings Volume 2001


2001 Program in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Conceptual Models of the Climate

Neil J. Balmforth, Director
Paola Cessi, Ray Pierrehumbert, Eli Tziperman, Principal Lecturers
Janet Fields, Administrator
Jean-Luc Thiffeault, Editor
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543 US



Preface by Neil J. Balmforth (pdf)

A very brief introduction (pdf)

Lecture 2 (pdf)

ENSO toy models

Lecture 3 (pdf)

ENSO?s irregularity and phase locking

Lecture 5 (pdf)

Thermohaline Variability

Lecture 6 (pdf)

Energy Balance Models

Lecture 7 (pdf)

Basic Principles of Climate

Lecture 8 (pdf)

Glacial-interglacial variability: phenomenology and dynamical background

Lecture 9 (pdf)

Mechanisms and toy models of the glacial cycles

Lecture 10 (pdf)

Paleoclimates and Mars


Fellows' Reports

Abyssal flow in a two-layer model with sloping boundaries and a mid-ocean ridge (pdf)

Helen C. Andersson, Goteborg University, Sweden

Nonlinear effects on ENSO's period (pdf)

Fiona Eccles, Oxford University, United Kingdom

The Time Evolution of Water Vapor Black Holes" in the Upper Troposphere (pdf)

Edwin P. Gerber, Princeton University

The Black Hole of Water Vapor and the Asymmetries in the Tropical Circulation (pdf)

Takamitsu Ito, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Diagnosing El Ni?o - La Ni?a Transitions (pdf)

Matthew S. Spydell, University of California, San Diego

Convective oscillations in a laboratory model (pdf)

Lianke te Raa, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Slipping instability in a system of two superposed fluid layers (pdf)

Chiara Toniolo, Istituto di Cosmogeofisica/CNR, Italy