PS 153.1: Topics in Environmental Physics Series I

Course Number and Title: PS 153.1 (Topics in Environmental Physics Series I)
Date Revised: Oct. 8, 2010
Number of Units: 3
Prerequisites: PS 52, PS 52.1, MA 22

Course Description:
This course teaches the basic foundation of atmospheric physics for undergraduate students. Topics include earth system, atmospheric models, atmospheric thermodynamics, atmospheric radiation, basic fluid dynamics, atmospheric dynamics, atmospheric boundary layer, weather systems, atmospheric chemistry, cloud microphysics, atmospheric remote sounding, climate change, and atmospheric modeling.

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