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ESS 279: The Climate System and The Second Law of Thermodynamics

This course will read and discuss a recent review of the climate system with a focus on modeling the Earth's atmosphere as a heat engine, and quantifying entropy balance and entropy production in the moist atmosphere. The Earth receives a small amount of entropy from the sun, and radiates an enormous amount of entropy out to space. In a steady state climate system, this indicates that the atmosphere and ocean irreversibly produce substantial entropy to remain in balance. How this entropy is produced impacts the mechanical efficiency of the atmosphere. We will construct a detailed entropy budget for a dry and then moist atmosphere, emphasizing the substantial role that moisture plays in an atmospheric heat engine's ability to perform work on itself. We will consider several scales, from tropical cyclones to the full planetary circulation, and then consider how these may change under climate change and on other planets. We will also briefly discuss variational principles that minimize or maximize various quantities in order to understand the statistically steady-state climate system. The weekly class will be a discussion and work-through of the review paper.
Terms: Sum | Units: 1
Instructors: O'Neill, M. (PI)

ESS 292: Directed Individual Study in Earth System Science

Under supervision of an Earth System Science faculty member on a subject of mutual interest.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-10 | Repeatable 10 times (up to 10 units total)

ESS 400: Graduate Research

Independent study and thesis research under the supervision of a faculty member in the Earth System Science department. On registration, students designate faculty member and agreed-upon units. The course involves regular meetings with the faculty advisor both in person and remotely. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-15 | Repeatable for credit

ESS 401: Curricular Practical Training

CPT course required for international students completing degree. Prerequisite: Earth System Science Ph.D. candidate.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-3 | Repeatable 4 times (up to 12 units total)

ESS 801: TGR Project

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 0 | Repeatable for credit

ESS 802: TGR Dissertation

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 0 | Repeatable for credit
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