Reference Materials

Background information on the project can be found here:

Global Energy Balance
General Circulation of the Atmosphere

More advanced notes, based on the Marshall and Plumb undergraduate text book, can be found in:

The Meridional Structure of the Atmosphere
The General Circulation of the Atmosphere.

Background readings:
Virtually Enhanced Fluid Laboratories for Teaching Meteorology
The Nature and Theory of the General Circulation of the Atmosphere -by E. Lorenz
Understanding the Chaotic Nature of Weather

Climatology on the web:
ESRL interface to plot NCEP reanalysis
Instructions for plotting zonally averaged fields (ESRL)
IRI/LDEO Climatology (NCEP Reanalysis)
Climate data  (from OORT dataset)