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Lecture1 - ATOC/ASEN 5235 24 August 2010 Today Welcome...

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1 1 ATOC/ASEN 5235 24 August 2010 Today: Welcome!! Overview of the Atmosphere (Chapter 1) Homework #1 Posted: Due 2 September IDL Problem #1 Posted: Due 2 September Thursday: Continue overview and start Chapter 2 Friday: IDL Tutorial with Mark Piper Duane Physics computer lab (G116) 9:00-12:00 (room is booked from 8:00-12:30) Beginners and “Never-Evers” 2 Introduction to Radiative Transfer and Remote Sensing What is Radiative Transfer? The propagation of energy via electromagnetic radiation through a medium in which the processes of absorption, emission, and scattering are occurring. Energy is gained by the atmosphere via absorption Energy is lost from the atmosphere via emission Energy is redistributed in the atmosphere via scattering What is Remote Sensing? General Definition : The collection of information about an object without coming into physical contact with it. 5235 Definition : Characterization of the atmosphere based on measurements of electromagnetic (EM) radiation.
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