12.315 Atmospheric Radiation and Convection


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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 (Spring 2018). It is instructed by T. Cronin.

Lecture occurs 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 54-1827.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information at the MIT Department of Physics site or on the 12.315 Stellar site.

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