EAS 8802
Clouds, Aerosols & Climate

Instructor:
Professor Irina N. Sokolik
office 3104, ph.404-894-6180
email: isokolik@eas.gatech.edu

Location and meeting time:
Monday 12:05-1:55 PM
ES&T L1175

Course Syllabus
Supplement Materials

Aug. 22 Lecture 1. Introductory survey
Aug. 29 Lecture 2. Fundamentals of aerosols and clouds
  Required reading Chapters 2, 3 and 4 of IAPSAG Report
Sep. 5 HOLIDAY  
Sep. 12 Lecture 3. Observations of aerosol and clouds
  Required reading Chapter 5 of IAPSAG Report
Chapter 2 in Atmospheric Aerosol Properties and Climate Impacts, U.S. Climate Change Science Program Synthesis and Assessment Product 2.3, 2009.
Sep. 19 Lecture 4. Spatial and temporal variability of aerosol and clouds.
Challenges and future directions for observing aerosol and clouds


Computer modeling Lab 1"
Sep. 26 Lecture 5. Major processes involving aerosol and clouds
Oct. 3 Lecture 6. Representation of aerosol processes in models.
Computer modeling lab 2 - TUV
Oct. 10 Fall Break  
Oct. 17 Lecture 7. Representation of cloud processes in models.
Computer modeling lab 3 - SBDART
  Reading Cantrell, W., and A. Heymsfield, Production of Ice in Tropospheric Clouds: A Review, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 86(6), 795-807, 2005
    Randall, D., M. Khairoutdinov, A. Arakawa, and W. Grabowski, Breaking the Cloud Parameterization Deadlock, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 84(11), 1547-1564, 2003
    Arakawa, A., The Cumulus Parameterization Problem: Past, Present, and Future, Journal of Climate, 17(13), 2493-2525, 2004
Oct. 24 Lecture 8. Hot topic:
Aerosol-cloud-climate interactions: Aerosol indirect effects
Oct. 31 Lecture 9. Hot topic:
Carbonaceous aerosols (BC and organic carbon) and their climate impacts

Supplement Materials