MPO551_Syllabus - MPO551 Syllabus Instructor: Amy...

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Unformatted text preview: MPO551 Syllabus Instructor: Amy Clement ([email protected]) Instructor Office Hours/Location: MSC 362, MW 11:45 ­12:45 pm TA: Honghai Zhang ([email protected]) TA Office Hours/Location: MSC 319, Thursday 11:45 ­ 12:45, 2:45 ­4:45 pm Grading: Midterm I 20% Midterm II 20% Homework/class assignments 30% Final exam 30% Texbook: Atmospheric Science: An Introductory Survey, by Wallace and Hobbs (Academic press) Reading assignmentswill be given for each class. Homeworks and class assignments will be given for each chapter. Other textbooks and web resources: • Global Physical Climatology by Hartmann • Atmospheric Thermodynamics by Bohren and Albrecht • The Physics of Climate by Peixoto and Oort • The Physical Basis of Climate Change, IPCC (2007), www.ipcc.ch • realclimate.org • http://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/blog/isaac ­held/ MONDAY WEDNESDAY Aug 24: Course Intro; Brief survey of the atmosphere (Chapter 1, W&H) Aug 29: Aug 31: The Earth System The Earth System (Chapter 2, W&H, page 25 ­45) (Chapter 2, W&H, page 45 ­58) Sep 5: Sep 7: Labor Day ­ no class Atmospheric Thermodynamics (Chapter 3, W&H) Ideal Gas Law/Fluxes Homework 1 (due Sep 12) Sep 12: Sep 14: Atmospheric Thermodynamics Atmospheric Thermodynamics (Chapter 3, W&H) (Chapter 3, W&H) First Law Water Vapor Homework 2 (due Sep 26) Sep 19: Sep 21: Cloud Mircophysics (Chapter 6, W&H) Guest lecture (Albrecht) **NOTE: Class will be at 1:30 pm Sep 26: Atmospheric Thermodynamics (Chapter 3, W&H) Thermodynamic diagrams Oct 3: Midterm Review/Practice problems Oct 10: Radiative Transfer (Chapter 4, W&H) Oct 17: Atmospheric Chemistry (Chapter 5, W&H) Guest lecture Oct 24: Atmospheric chemistry and Radiation wrap ­up QUIZ SHOW Oct 31: Atmospheric Dynamics (Chapter 7, W&H) Cloud Microphysics (Chapter 4, W&H) Guest lecture (Albrecht) **NOTE: Class will be at 1:30 pm Sep 28: Atmospheric Thermodynamics (Chapter 3, W&H) Second Law/Clausius ­Clapeyron Reading: Divine Wind Oct 5: MIDTERM I Oct 12: Radiative Transfer (Chapter 4, W&H) Oct 19: Atmospheric Chemistry (Chapter 5, W&H) Guest lecture Oct 26: Atmospheric Dynamics (Chapter 7, W&H) Homework 3 due Nov 2: Atmospheric Dynamics (Chapter 7, W&H) Homework 4 due Nov 9: Weather Systems (Chapter 8) Guest lecture Nov 16: Atmospheric Boundary Layer (Chapter 9, W&H) Homework 5 Nov 23: Climate Dynamics (Chapter 10, W&H) Nov 30: Climate Dynamics (Chapter 10, W&H) Class projects Dec 7 14: FINAL EXAM Nov 7: Weather Systems (Chapter 8) Guest lecture Nov 14: Atmospheric Boundary Layer (Chapter 9, W&H) Nov 21: Climate Dynamics (Chapter 10, W&H) Nov 28: Climate Dynamics (Chapter 10, W&H) Class projects Dec 1 6: Reading period ...
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