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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
|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_9 The Walker Circulation||01:10:00|
|lecture_10 Interannual Fluctuations of the Walker Circulation – ENSO||00:50:00|
|lecture_12 Theory of Equatorial Waves||01:20:00|
|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_19 Ocean Interaction||01:30:00|
|lecture_20 Structure and Climatology||01:10:00|
|Submit Your Assignment||00:00:00|
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