ATM S 301: Introduction to Atmospheric Sciences

Autumn 2015

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Instructor: Prof. Robert Wood,
ATG 718, Phone 543-1203, www
Office Hours: Thursdays 10-11am and Fridays 2-3 pm, or by appointment.

Description:
This course provides a broad introduction to the atmospheric sciences, including atmospheric composition, weather forecasting, radiation, thermodynamics, clouds and climate. Insight on these topics is gained by application of basic physical laws. A daily review of current weather provides real-time examples of principles derived in lecture.

Prerequisites: 
MATH 126; PHYS 123

Class meets: 
M-F 11:30-12:20 p.m. in ATG 310C.

Text: 
Atmospheric Science. An Introductory Survey, Second Edition
, by J. M Wallace and P. V. Hobbs.