ASTRO 6575

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Introduction to radiative transfer in emitting and scattering atmospheres. Radiative energy balance and radiative equilibrium. Structures of the atmospheres in the solar system. Introduction to motions in atmospheres. Planetary examples of balanced flows. Mesoscale waves, wave absorption and wave accelerations. Planetary waves. The influence of wave accelerations on thermal structure and composition. Introduction to atmospheric chemistry. Dynamical transports. Observations. At the level of Andrews, Atmospheric Physics.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: undergraduate physics, vector calculus.

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  •   Combined with: EAS 5750

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17202ASTRO 6575  LEC 001