PS 116.3: Research Laboratory Series III

Course Number and Title: PS 116.3 (Research Laboratory Series III)
Date Revised: Oct. 8, 2010
Number of Units: 3
Prerequisites: PS 54, PS 54.1

Course Description:
This course introduces Physics majors to basic and advanced laboratory techniques in atmospheric science. Experiments include atmospheric instrumentation, weather instruments, data collection and analysis, numerical atmospheric and climate modelling, dispersion, and satellite data analysis.

Laboratory Manual provided by the Physics Department.
American Geophysical Union journals (2000 - Current Year).
American Optical Society journals (2000 - Current Year).
Bosenberg, J., Brassington, D., and Simon, P. (2010). Instrument Development for Atmospheric Research and Monitoring: Lidar Profiling, DOAS and Tunable Diode Laser Spectroscopy. USA: Springer.
Jacobson, M. (2005). Fundamentals of Atmospheric Modeling. USA: Cambridge University Press.
Kim, Y. and Platt, U. (2007). Advanced Environmental Monitoring. USA: Springer.
Moussiopoulos, N. (2010). Air Quality in Cities. USA: Springer.
Platt, U. (2008). Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy: Principles and Applications. USA: Springer.
Vincent, J. (2007). Aerosol Sampling: Science, Standards, Instrumentation and Applications. USA: Wiley.

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