07C ATMO 335-501 North

07C ATMO 335-501 North - ATMO 335 Introduction to...

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Unformatted text preview: ATMO 335 Introduction to Atmospheric Thermodynamics, SPRING, 2007. Instructor: Gerald R. North, g;n_ort @tarn_n_.,edn, Room 1205B The goal of this course is to teach the student majoring in meteorology the basic concepts of thermodynamics as applied to the atmosphere. Thermodynamics is a large subject taught in many different disciplines such as mechanical, chemical and materials engineering, physical chemistry, physics, etc. The uses in the atmospheric sciences are generally restricted to situations where the temperature lies between —60 and +50 degrees Celsius. Also gas pressures are usually low enough that the ideal gas law holds. This means we will not have to deal with the extreme pressures and temperatures that are so important in some engineering fields. These effects really complicate the thermodynamic treatments. We will deal with phase changes involving liquid, solid and gaseous forms of water, but these are not too difficult to treat in the temperature and pressure ranges of interest. We will treat the main processes in meteorology that require the methods of thermodynamics. To understand meteorology, temperature, pressure , heat, work and phase changes are fundamental. Also we will delve into some thermo—chemistry as it applies to atmospheric science. Examples include the reactions of trace gases and the effects of electrolyte solutions and surface tension on vapor pressure associated with cloud droplets. One of our major concerns will be the layering and stability of the atmosphere. This requires the use of the so—called parcel model and the movement of blobs of moist or dry air to different pressure levels in the atmosphere. Finally, we intend to cover some basics in atmospheric kinematics. This means a short review of vector analysis with Special applications in meteorology. Prerequisites for the course include a semester of College Chemistry, Calculus through partial differentiation, and a semester of University Physics is highly desirable. And here is some more: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy Statement The following ADA Policy Statement (part of the Policy on Individual Disabling Conditions) was submitted to the University Curriculum Committee by the Department of Student Life. The policy statement was forwarded to the Faculty Senate for information. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal antidiscrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. if you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Department of Student Life, Services for Students with Disabilities in Room 126 of the Koldus Building or call 845-1637. Academic integrity Statement All syllabi shall contain a section that states the Aggie Honor Code and refers the student to the Honor Council Rules and Procedures on the web. Aggie Honor Code “An Aggie does not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do.” Upon accepting admission to Texas A&M University, a student immediately assumes a commitment to uphold the Honor Code, to accept responsibility for learning and to follow the philosophy and rules of the Honor System. Students will be required to state their commitment on examinations, research papers, and other academic work. 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