Graduate Student / Postdoc Seminar

Untangling the annual cycle of the tropical tropopause layer with an idealized moist model

Speaker: Edwin Gerber, Courant

Location: Warren Weaver Hall 1302

Date: Friday, November 10, 2017, 1 p.m.

Synopsis:

What is the tropical tropopause layer?  Why should I care if it has an annual cycle?  These, and more climate science oriented questions, will be addressed in my seminar this Friday.  But as not to leaving you in total suspense, the tropical tropopause layer plays a critical role in regulating the chemical composition of the stratosphere, with significant impacts on surface climate.  It also provides a curious dynamical puzzle, exhibiting a distinct annual cycle despite the semi-annual solar forcing of the tropics.   In this talk, I will introduce a new intermediate complexity atmospheric model that allows us to explore the key processes regulating the tropical tropopause.

Notes:

Pizza and drinks at 12:45 p.m.