Ge/ESE 139

Introduction to Atmospheric Radiation

9 units (3-0-6)  |  second term
Prerequisites: Ma 2, Ph 2, or instructor's permission.
The basic physics of absorption and scattering of light by molecules, aerosols, and clouds. Theory of radiative transfer. Band models, correlated-k distributions and other approximate methods. Solar insolation, thermal emission, heating rates and radiances. Applications to Earth, Planets and Exoplanets. Given in alternate years; not offered 2020-21.
Instructor: Yung

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