Physics - Environmental Science

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PHEV 541 Atmospheric Physics I 3.0 Credits

Covers chemical composition, transformation, and evolution; radiation spectra, absorption, scattering, and heat transfer; thermodynamics and cloud and precipitation microphysics; surface fluxes, thermal structure, and energy balance; and optics and acoustics, including observational methods and remote-sensing techniques.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PHEV 544 Large Scale Atmospheric Dynamics I 3.0 Credits

Covers theoretical thermodynamics and atmospheric energetics, including flow on a rotating sphere, general circulation, barotropic and baroclinic instability, and cyclonic circulations.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PHEV 545 Large Scale Atmospheric Dynamics II 3.0 Credits

Continues PHEV 544.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PHEV 547 Small Scale Atmospheric Dynamics I 3.0 Credits

Covers theory of turbulent flows and perturbation analysis of waves; boundary-layer processes, including diffusion, and storm microphysics and dynamics.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PHEV 548 Small Scale Atmospheric Dynamics II 3.0 Credits

Continues PHEV 547.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PHEV 644 Atmospheric Numerical Prediction Techniques 3.0 Credits

Applies modern numerical methods to the prediction of atmospheric motions, including initialization and assimilation methods, filtering, verification, and testing.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

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