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2017 Noble Lectures - "Topics in troposphere-stratosphere coupling"

Peter Haynes
Peter Haynes

The 2017 Noble Lectures will be given by Peter Haynes, from Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge .

Lecture Schedule

These lectures are intended for a wide audience. The special colloquium will be held in Koffler House, room KP108, followed by four lectures held in Earth Science Basement, room ES B149. Refreshments will be served half an hour prior to the start of each lecture in the lobby, just outside the lecture room. All lectures will be 50 minutes.

Special Colloquium:
Monday, April 17, 2017, 3:45 pm, Room KP108

"The fluctuation-dissipation theorem: from statistical physics to climate dynamics?"

Reception to follow in Physics, Room MP110


Tuesday April 18, 11:00 am, ESB, Room ES B149.
Troposphere, stratosphere and what lies between: a selective overview

Wednesday April 19, 11:00 am, ESB, Room ES B149.
The stratospheric water vapour puzzle

Thursday April 20, 11:00 am, ESB, Room ES B149.
What drives the annual cycle in tropical tropopause temperatures?

Friday April 21, 11:00 am, ESB, Room ES B149.
The role of planetary waves in dynamical coupling between stratosphere and troposphere

References used in the talks are given here.

Previous Noble Lectures

2016: Dr. Clara Deser   Topics in Climate Variability (Cancelled)
2015: Dr. Pieternel Levelt   Satellite Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Composition
2014: Dr. Peter Rhines   Dynamics and Climate Change in the Subpolar Oceans and Atmosphere
2013: Dr. Paul Wennberg   Remote Sensing Measurements of Greenhouse Gases 
2012: Dr. Isaac Held   General Circulation of the Atmosphere
2011: Prof. Anne M. Thompson    Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics through the Lens of Ozone 
2010: Prof. Raymond T. Pierrehumbert    New Worlds, New Climates
2009: Dr. Kelly Chance   The Physics of Atmospheric Gas Measurements
2008: Prof. J. Michael Wallace   The Global Atmosphere in Motion
2007: Dr. John P. Burrows   Atmospheric Chemistry and the Remote Sensing of the Global Atmosphere
2006: Dr. Syukuro Manabe  
2005: Prof. Michael McIntyre  
2004: Dr. Guy Brasseur  
2003: Prof. Clive Rodgers  

The Noble Lectures are made possible by the generous support of the Reginald and Muriel Noble Fund.