Syllabus: PHYS575 Syllabus
Time: Mondays 7:20 PM to 10:00 PM
Place: Robinson Hall B108 Fairfax Campus
Instructor: Michael E. Summers
Introduction to basic physical and chemical processes that operate in the Earth’s atmosphere. Emphasis on those concepts that provide a global description of the current atmospheric state and those processes that relate to global change and atmospheric evolution. Topics include equilibrium structure, radiative transfer models, thermodynamics of various atmospheric layers, and the various processes defining these layers.
Prerequisites: PHYS 305, 262, and 260 or equivalent.