12.315 Atmospheric Radiation and Convection


Class Info

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 be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by T. Cronin.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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