Houghton Lecture - Dr. William Randel, NCAR


UTLS circulation and transport derived from satellite observations

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Dr. William Randel (NCAR) will be the Houghton Lecturer from May 18th - June 5th, 2015. He will be giving six lectures on UTLS circulation and transport derived from satellite observations. The global upper troposphere - lower stratosphere (UTLS) is a transition region of strong dynamical and chemical variability, with contrasts in circulation and chemical behavior between the troposphere and stratosphere. This region exhibits complex dynamical, radiative, and chemical characteristics that place stringent requirements on observing and modeling systems. These lectures will focus on a series of topics related to the observed behavior of UTLS circulation, transport and chemical variability, as derived from satellite measurements combined with meteorological data sets. Schedule (all lectures will be held in room 54-915):

1) Overview and global circulation Tue May 19 11:00 a.m.

2) Stratospheric temperature trends Thu May 21 11:00 a.m.

3) Asian monsoon anticyclone Tue May 26 11:00 a.m.

4) Stratospheric water vapor Thu May 28 11:00 a.m.

5) Tropical tropopause layer Mon Jun 1 11:00 a.m.

6) Tropical variability observed in GPS data Wed Jun 3 1:30 p.m.