PHYS2801 Atmospheric Science



Course Description : 

The basic physical principles and processes which govern our atmosphere and its climate: atmospheric composition, thermodynamics of dry and moist air, stability, cloud processes, atmospheric motion and weather systems, energy transport, radiation laws, solar and terrestrial radiation, ozone formation and loss, 1D and 3D climate models and predictions, climate change. Laboratory exercises including chart analysis and computer simulations.

Semester(s) Offered: 

Semester 1, every year


(PHYS1111 or PHYS1121 or PHYS1131 or PHYS1141 or PHYS1211) and (MATH1011 or MATH1031 or MATH1131 or MATH1141 or MATH1151)

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Professor and ARC Laureate Fellow

Steven Sherwood