TTh 11:00-12:20 pm, 1103 Croul Hall, First meeting: November 1st, 2007.
Core graduate course. Many important processes which drive the physical climate system are introduced. Those include: Hydrostatics, Thermodynamics, Buoyancy and Convection, Radiance, Absorption, Scattering, Emission, Microphysics of clouds, Feedbacks.
Grades: Homework (40%), Lecture participation (10%), Final exam (50%)
Textbook: J. Wallace and P. Hobbs,
Academic Press (2006).
C.F. Bohren and B.A. Albrecht, Atmospheric Thermodynamics, Oxford University Press (1998).
D.L. Hartmann, Global Physical Climatology, Academic Press (1994).
Open University Team, Seawater, Butterworth-Heinemann (1995).
K.N. Liou, An introduction to atmospheric radiation, Academic Press (2002).
R.P. Feynman, Lectures on Physics, Addison Wesley Longman (1970).