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Course # (Section)
W 9:00AM - 9:50AM
Geochemistry Seminar AS.270.603 (01)
A variety of topics of current interest involving mineral-fluid interactions will be reviewed.
Days/Times: W 9:00AM - 9:50AM
Instructor: Sverjensky, Dimitri
Seats Available: 4/5
TTh 12:00PM - 12:50PM
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.
Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 12:50PM
Instructor: Stanley, Sabine
Seats Available: 17/50
Gnanadesikan, Anand, Zaitchik, Benjamin
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.
Instructor: Gnanadesikan, Anand, Zaitchik, Benjamin
Seats Available: 9/12
Physics and Chemistry of Aerosols
TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
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.
Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
Instructor: Horst, Sarah
Seats Available: 1/6
Earth and Planetary Fluids II
TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
Haine, Thomas, Waugh, Darryn
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.
Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
Instructor: Haine, Thomas, Waugh, Darryn
Seats Available: 8/12
Seminar in Planetary Science
F 4:00PM - 4:50PM
Seminar in Planetary Science AS.270.662 (01)
Days/Times: F 4:00PM - 4:50PM
Instructor: Horst, Sarah
Seats Available: 7/20
Special Topics in Dynamo Theory
F 2:00PM - 2:50PM
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.