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The large-scale circulation systems of the tropical atmosphere and analyses the dynamics of such systems will be focused in the [course_title] course. Concepts include Radiative-Convective Equilibrium, the Zonally-Averaged Circulation, Asymmetric Steady Circulations, Interannual Fluctuations of the Walker Circulation – ENSO, Intraseasonal Oscillations, Higher Frequency Disturbances and Tropical Cyclones. You will learn about the Hadley and Walker circulation, monsoons, tropical boundary layers, theory of the response of the tropical atmosphere to localised sea-surface temperature anomalies; equatorial waves; easterly waves; etc.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: MIT

Course Curriculum

lecture_1 General Principles of Radiative Transfer 01:10:00
lecture_2 Simple Models without Phase Change 00:40:00
lecture_3a General Principles of Moist Convection 00:30:00
lecture_3b General Principles of Moist Convection 00:25:00
lecture_4a Simple Models with Phase Change 00:30:00
lecture_4b Simple Models with Phase Change 00:40:00
lecture_5 The Observed Climatology 01:30:00
lecture_6a Breakdown of the Radiative-Convective Equilibrium State 00:50:00
lecture_6b Breakdown of the Radiative-Convective Equilibrium State 00:40:00
lecture_7 Moist Theory 00:20:00
lecture_8a Monsoons 00:50:00
lecture_8b Monsoons 01:40:00
lecture_9 The Walker Circulation 01:10:00
lecture_10 Interannual Fluctuations of the Walker Circulation – ENSO 00:50:00
lecture_11 Observations 03:20:00
lecture_12 Theory of Equatorial Waves 01:20:00
lecture_13 WISHE 01:10:00
lecture_14a Easterly Waves 00:30:00
lecture_14b Easterly Waves 00:40:00
lecture_15a Steady-State Physics 01:00:00
lecture_15b Steady-State Physics 01:00:00
lecture_16 Inner Core Dynamics 00:50:00
lecture_17 Time-dependent, Axisymmetric Model Phrased in R Space 01:00:00
lecture_18 Motion 00:30:00
lecture_19 Ocean Interaction 01:30:00
lecture_20 Structure and Climatology 01:10:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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