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 5060 - Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Oceans
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
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.
ATOC 6020 - Seminar in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
Studies an area of current research in the atmospheric and oceanic sciences. Students read selected papers from the literature. Students and faculty give presentations and participate in discussions. May be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours within the degree. May be repeated for a total of 3 credit hours within a semester.