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Proceedings Volume 2014


2014 Program in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics


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Climate Physics and Dynamics

Antonello Provenzale, Raffaele Ferrari, and Glenn Flierl, Directors
Kerry Emanuel and Geoffrey Vallis,Principal Lecturers
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA  02543

Lecture Notes taken by GFD Fellows


Principal Lectures

Preface (pdf)

Preface 2014

Lecture 1 (pdf)

Elements of Radiative Transfer

Lecture 2 (pdf)

Energy Balance and the Troposphere

Lecture 3 (pdf)

Convective Heat Transfer I

Lecture 4 (pdf)

Radiative-Convective Equilibrium and Tropopause

Lecture 5 (pdf)

Convective Heat Transfer II

Lecture 6 (pdf)

Water and Radiation in the Climate System

Lecture 7 (pdf)

Stability of RCE and Rotating RCE

Lecture 8 (pdf)

Horizontal Convection

Lecture 9 (pdf)

The Deep Ocean Circulation

Lecture 10a (pdf)

The Hadley Cell

Lecture 10b (pdf)

Rossby Waves and Surface Winds


Fellow's Reports

The Role of Mixed Layer Instabilities in Submesoscale Turbulence (pdf)

Jörn Callies, MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography

Understanding Eddy Saturation in the Southern Ocean using Mean Field Theory (pdf)

Joe Fitzgerald, Harvard University

Models for Tropopause Height and Radiative-Convective Equilibrium (pdf)

Shineng Hu, Yale University

An Experimental Investigation of the Rossby Two-slit Problem (pdf)

Alexis Kaminski, University of Cambridge

A Study of Heat Transport and the Runaway Greenhouse Effect using an Idealized Model (pdf)

Paige Martin, University of Michigan

A Numerical Study of the Downstream Development of a Baroclinic Instability (pdf)

Daniel Mukiibi University of Hamburg

Conceptual Model Analysis of the Influence of Temperature Feedbacks on Polar Amplification (pdf)

Ashley Payne, University of California, Irvine

Thermobaric Effects on Double-Diffusive Staircases (pdf)

Erica Rosenblum, University of California, San Diego

The Most Minimal Seed for Transition to Turbulence in Shear Flow (pdf)

Geoffrey Stanley, University of Oxford

Vortex Filament Dynamics (pdf)

Jim Thomas, New York University