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Spring 2018-2019
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

Requirements/Grading:
Final Exam - 67%
Problem set(s) - 33%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to First Year Undergraduates.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41240 L01 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit: