Atmospheric Physics


This course covers the application of physics to the study of the atmosphere. It attempts to model Earth's atmosphere and the atmospheres of the other planets using fluid flow equations, chemical models, radiation balancing, and energy transfer processes in the atmosphere (as well as how these tie in to other systems such as the oceans). It is closely related to meteorology and climatology and also covers  the  design  and  construction  of  instruments  for  studying  the  atmosphere  and  the interpretation of the data they provide, including remote sensing instruments.