GFDL - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences Program/Geosciences Department/Princeton University

AOS 576: Special Topics in Atmospheric Dynamics:

The General Circulation of the Atmosphere

Lectures will focus on theories for the zonally (longitudinally) averaged climate 

as well as deviations from zonal symmetry of the climate, the various roles of water vapor, and the macroturbulence of the troposphere


For background reading, books on reserve at Lewis Library 

Some lecture notes on large-scale dynamics and the general circulation:

Stationary waves — deviations from zonal symmetry of climate