Chapter19a - Atmospheric Optics - I The exam will be CLOSED...

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Atmospheric Optics - I
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First midterm exam is next Wednesday! The exam will be in-class, during our regular lecture on Wednesday February 13 at 3pm The exam will be CLOSED BOOK No textbooks No calculators No cheat-sheets Alternate seating The grades will be posted on WebCT The exam covers Chapters 1,2,3,4,5, and 19. For a list of sections which are not covered, see the Class Notes on the class web page
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Recap Condensation above the Earth surface produces clouds. Clouds are divided into 4 main groups: High Middle Low Clouds with vertical development Satellites give a bird’s eye view of clouds. Geostationary satellites Polar-orbiting satellites Infrared images can provide a three-dimensional view of the clouds: Height of the cloud Temperature of the cloud an astronaut’s
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Color The human eye is sensitive to the visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum ( λ =0.4-0.7 μ m): Intensity - light or dark; Wavelength – color. We see the objects because they emit and/or interact with light ( reflection , transmission , absorption , refraction , scattering , diffraction ) Perception of color: Each color corresponds to a particular wavelength. White: all wavelengths are present with
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