AS 201: Foundations of Atmospheric Science

Course Number and Title: AS 201 (Foundations of Atmospheric Science)
Date Revised:
Number of Units: 3
Prerequisite: None
 

Course Description:
A course on atmospheric parameters such as temperature, pressure, density, humidity, and wind vectors. It also tackles vertical structure of the atmosphere, equation of state, and hydrostatic and hypsometric equations.
 

Bibliography:

Ahrens, C.D. (2007). Essentials of Meteorology (5th ed). USA: Brooks Cole.
Ahrens, C.D. (2006). Meteorology Today (8th ed). USA: Brooks Cole.
Andrews, D.G. (2000). Introduction to Atmospheric Physics. USA: Cambridge University Press.
Bohren, C.F. and Albrecht, B.A. (1998). Atmospheric Thermodynamics. USA: Oxford University Press.
Dutton, J.A. (2002). The Ceaseless Wind: An Introduction to the Theory of Atmospheric Motion. USA: Dover Publications.
Houghton, J. (2001). The Physics of Atmospheres. USA: Cambridge University Press.
McIlveen, R. (1992). Fundamentals of Weather and Climate. UK:Chapman & Hall.
Peixoto, J.P. and Oort, A.H. (1992). Physics of Climate. Germany: Springer-Verlag.
Rogers, R. R. and Yau, M.K. (1989). A Short Course in Cloud Physics (3rd ed). UK: Butterworth-Heinemann.
Salby, M.L. (1996). Fundamentals of Atmospheric Physics. USA: Academic Press.
Stull, R. (2000). Meteorology for Scientists and Engineers (2nd ed). USA: Brooks/Cole Thomson Learning.
Wallace, J.M. and Hobbs, P.V. (2006). Atmospheric Science: An Introductory Survey (2nd ed). USA: Academic Press.
 

Some Recent Syllabi Used: