Courses

ESE/Ge 152. Atmospheric Radiation. 9 units (3-0-6); second term. Prerequisite: ESE/Ge 148 a or instructor's permission. The basic physics of absorption and scattering by molecules, aerosols, and clouds. Theory of radiative transfer. Band models and correlated-k distributions and scattering by nonspherical particles. Solar insolation, thermal emission, heating rates and applications to climate.

Ge 159. Planetary Evolution and Habitability.
9 units (3-0-6); third term. Photochemistry of planetary atmospheres, comparative planetology, atmospheric evolution. What makes Earth habitable? Remote sensing of extrasolar planets, biosignatures. Given in alternate years; not offered 2007–08.