12.315 Atmospheric Radiation and Convection
Introduction to the physics of atmospheric radiation, remote sensing, and convection, including use of computer codes. Radiative transfer equation including emission and scattering, spectroscopy, Mie theory, and numerical solutions. Physics of dry and moist convection, including moist thermodynamics. Radiative-convective equilibrium. Solution of inverse problems in remote sensing of atmospheric temperature and composition. Students taking graduate version complete different assignments.
This class has 12.390 as a prerequisite.
12.315 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by T. Cronin.
Lecture occurs 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 54-517.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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