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Spring 2014-2015
AOS 547   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Atmospheric Thermodynamics and Convection

Leo Donner

Thermodynamics of water-air systems. Overview of atmospheric energy sources and sinks. Planetary boundary layers. Closure theories for atmospheric turbulence. Cumulus convection. Interactions between cumulus convection and large-scale atmospheric flows. Cloud-convection-radiation interactions and their role in the climate system.

Sample reading list:
J.V. Iribarne and W.L. Godson, Atmospheric Thermodynamics
Kerry A. Emanuel, Atmospheric Convection

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41555 L01 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm T   Guyot Hall   220   Enrolled:8 Limit:
41555 L01 9:30 am - 10:50 am F   Guyot Hall   220   Enrolled:8 Limit: