ATOC 6020, Fall 2009

ATOC 6020: Oceanography Seminar
Or, The Ocean Left Colorado 60 Million Years Ago, but Oceanography Didn't!
This is a weekly seminar covering topics in oceanography and ocean-focused climate science. Presentations will feature campus and Boulder scientists on notable developments in ocean science. University of Colorado graduate students can enroll in the ATOC 6020 seminar for 1 credit per semester.

Participation is not limited to enrolled students. All interested students (graduate and undergraduate), faculty, researchers, Boulder-area oceanographers, visitors, and alumni are encouraged to attend and present.

You can access the syllabus, class notes and calendar, reading, and class files.

Class Meetings and Notes

All meetings will be in Duane E126 at 4PM on Mondays, unless noted

Registered students are required to submit a writeup of each talk to me by Friday at 7PM on CULearn. The writeups should include 4 sections: summary, strengths, weaknesses, and brainstorming.

In CULearn you can also view other students' writeups and post comments to a discussion board.

The calendar of talks is below; it is also available as a public google calendar called "ATOC6020: Oceanography Seminar".

Week Speaker Links & Presentation Slides Reading & Writeup
1 8/24: Organizational Meeting Syllabus
2 8/31: Baylor Fox-Kemper Is Oceanography Science? Language, Culture, and Standards of Proof Bernard & Killworth, 1973
Writeup 1 Due 9/11
3 9/7: Labor Day No Class
4 9/14: Mark Serreze, NSIDC Environmental impacts of a shrinking Arctic sea ice cover Writeup 2 Due 9/18
5 9/21: Joanie Kleypas, NCAR What's all this fuss (fizz?) about ocean acidification? Writeup 3 Due 9/25
Doney et al 09
6 9/28: Taka Ito, Colorado State U. What can oxygen tell us about climate change in the oceans? Ito & Deutsch, 09, Writeup 4 Due 10/2
7 10/5: Bill Emery, ASEN & ATOC In situ and satellite measurements of Sea Surface Temperature Writeup 5 Due 10/9
8 10/12: Nikki Lovenduski,
The response of Southern Ocean Carbon Dioxide Fluxes to Increased Wind Stress: A Modeling Study Writeup 6 Due 10/16
9 10/19: Matt Newman, CIRES Empirical climate models of coupled tropical atmosphere-ocean dynamics Writeup 7 Due 10/23
10 10/26: Keith Julien, CU-APPM The Nonhydrostatic Quasi-Geostrophic Equations Writeup 8 Due 10/30
11 11/2: Lakshmi Kantha, CU-ASEN Upper Ocean Waves and Processes Writeup 9 Due 11/6
12 11/9: Keith Lindsay, NCAR Introduction to Marine Ecosystem Modeling Writeup 10 Due 11/13
13 11/16: Chris Fairall, NOAA & CIRES Air-sea fluxes - light winds to hurricanes Writeup 11 Due 11/20
14 11/23: Fall Break Fall Break Fall Break
15 11/30: De-Zheng Sun, CIRES Understanding the Impact of Global Warming on the Level of ENSO Activity Writeup 12 Due 12/4
16 12/7: ATOC Poster Session in UMCNo Class No Writeup
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