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AOSC 400- Physical Meteorology of the Atmosphere


The application of basic classical physics, chemistry and mathematics to the study of the atmosphere. Composition of the atmosphere; energy sources and sinks (radiation in the atmosphere; radiative balance and radiative forcing of atmospheric processes); atmospheric thermodynamics; clouds and precipitation physics; atmospheric electricity and optics; mesoscale processes (e. g., orographic mesoscale phenomena and instabilities); airmass boundaries; severe weather; tropical cyclones; storms; global circulation.