Dr. Weiss's research is focused on the fundamental dynamics of the atmosphere, ocean, and climate system. Their work seeks to understand those features that impact weather forecasting and the issue of climate change. The research primarily involves theoretical and mathematical work coupled with numerical simulations.
ATOC 4500 - Special Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Acquaints students at the upper division level with current research in atmospheres, oceans, and climate. Topics may vary each semester. May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours within the degree as long as the topic is different. Students may register for more than one section of this course in the same semester. Recommended prerequisites and corequisites: will vary depending on topic. Recommended restriction: students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).
ATOC 5060 - Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Oceans
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022
Examines large-scale motions in a stratified rotating atmosphere and ocean, and quasi-geostrophic flow, barotropic and baroclinic instabilities, cyclogenesis, global circulations and boundary layer processes. Ageostrophic motions, including Kelvin waves, internal gravity waves and the theory of frontogenesis are also considered. Recommended prerequisite: ATOC 5050, one year of calculus-based physics and math up through differential equations. ATOC graduate core course.