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12.315 Atmospheric Radiation and Convection (New)

Prereq: 12.390 or permission of instructor
U (Fall)
12 Units

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.

T. Cronin

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Subject meets with 12.815

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