Graduate Courses

The courses listed below are provided by Student Information Services (SIS). This listing provides a snapshot of immediately available courses within this department and may not be complete. Course registration information can be found on the SIS website.

Please consult the online course catalog for full course information.

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another program, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

Geochemistry Seminar
AS.270.603 (01)

A variety of topics of current interest involving mineral-fluid interactions will be reviewed.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 9:00AM - 9:50AM
  • Instructor: Sverjensky, Dimitri
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

EPS Colloquium
AS.270.606 (01)

A weekly seminar series in which graduate students present their latest research results and attend Departmental seminars. This course is required for all graduate students in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Stanley, Sabine
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 17/50
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Tropical Meteorology
AS.270.612 (01)

The tropics are a region where climate variability has large impacts yet many aspects of the structure are poorly understood. This course will cover the dynamics of tropical circulation and variability. Topics covered will include equatorial planetary waves, Matsuno-Gill models of tropical circulation, tropical air-sea interaction, the Madden-Julian Oscillation, tropical cyclones, dynamics of the El Nino-Southern Oscillation and monsoonal circulation and flow.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Gnanadesikan, Anand, Zaitchik, Benjamin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Physics and Chemistry of Aerosols
AS.270.630 (01)

This course will cover fundamentals of aerosol physics and chemistry. Topics covered will include aerodynamics and diffusion of aerosol particles, condensation and evaporation, particle size distributions, optics of small particles, characterization of particle composition, and the diversity of aerosols found in planetary atmospheres. Recommended Course Background: Basic Physics and Chemistry. Calculus.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Horst, Sarah
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/6
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Earth and Planetary Fluids II
AS.270.653 (01)

A sequel to AS.270.425 concentrating on planetary-scale atmospheric and oceanic circulation. Physical understanding of the underlying fluid dynamics will be emphasized.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Haine, Thomas, Waugh, Darryn
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Seminar in Planetary Science
AS.270.662 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 4:00PM - 4:50PM
  • Instructor: Horst, Sarah
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Special Topics in Dynamo Theory
AS.270.693 (01)

Current research literature in planetary magnetic fields and dynamo theory will be studied. Topics will vary year-to-year. Students will be responsible for leading discussions on relevant papers from the literature. Open to graduate students and senior undergraduate EPS majors with permission of instructor. Recommended preparation includes knowledge of fluid dynamics, electromagnetism and planetary science.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 2:00PM - 2:50PM
  • Instructor: Stanley, Sabine
  • Room:  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 6/8
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Research
AS.270.808 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Gnanadesikan, Anand
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 19/50
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.270.603 (01)Geochemistry SeminarW 9:00AM - 9:50AMSverjensky, Dimitri 
AS.270.606 (01)EPS ColloquiumTTh 12:00PM - 12:50PMStanley, Sabine 
AS.270.612 (01)Tropical MeteorologyGnanadesikan, Anand, Zaitchik, Benjamin 
AS.270.630 (01)Physics and Chemistry of AerosolsTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMHorst, Sarah 
AS.270.653 (01)Earth and Planetary Fluids IITTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMHaine, Thomas, Waugh, Darryn 
AS.270.662 (01)Seminar in Planetary ScienceF 4:00PM - 4:50PMHorst, Sarah 
AS.270.693 (01)Special Topics in Dynamo TheoryF 2:00PM - 2:50PMStanley, Sabine 
AS.270.808 (01)ResearchGnanadesikan, Anand