A list of the courses offered by the Department of Earth System Science can be found here.
In this pages you will find classes offered by Prof. Claudia Pasquero and the description of the educational facilities of interest to people studying the Atmosphere and the Oceans.
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ESS 55: Earth's Atmosphere (spring 2007)
Composition, physics, and circulation of Earth's atmosphere with an emphasis on explaining the role of atmospheric processes in shaping the climate system. Topics include: atmospheric composition, the global energy balance, radiative transfer and climate, atmospheric circulation and climate sensitivity. Corequisite: Mathematics 2B; Physics 3B or 7B.
ESS 130: Physical Oceanography (fall 2007, winter 2009)
Physical processes that determine the distribution of water properties such as salt and temperature. Fluid-dynamical underpinnings of physical oceanography. Wave motions. The wind-driven and thermohaline circulation. Similarities and differences between ocean and atmosphere dynamics. Prerequisites: Mathematics 2D and Physics 7A-B-E, or consent of instructor.
ESS 200b: Earth System Physics (fall 2007)
Core graduate course. Many important processes which drive the physical climate system are introduced. Those include: Hydrostatics, Thermodynamics, Buoyancy and Convection, Radiance, Absorption, Scattering, Emission, Microphysics of Clouds, Climate Feedbacks.
ESS 206a: Ocean Dynamics (winter 2009)
Core graduate course. Introduces the student to ocean fluid dynamics. Equations of motion for a rotating stratified fluid. Scaling analysis, potential vorticity dynamics, linear waves, shallow water equations, wind driven circulation.
ESS 206b: Atmospheric Dynamics (winter 2008)
Core graduate course. Introduces the student to atmospheric and oceanic fluid dynamics. Equations of motion for a rotating stratified fluid. Scaling analysis, potential vorticity dynamics, linear waves, energetics and instability theory with applications to the mean circulation and variability.
Bicocca: Geophysics (fall 2008)
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