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Course Number 0341-1200-01
Course Name Introduction to Atmospheric Sciences
Academic Unit The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences -
Geophysics
Lecturer Prof. Colin PriceContact
Contact Email: colin@tauex.tau.ac.il
Office Hours By appointmentBuilding: Kaplun Math , Room: 314
Mode of Instruction Lecture and Exercise
Credit Hours 4
Semester 2020/2
Day Sun
Hours 11:00-13:00
Building Porter-Environment
Room 101
Semester 2020/2
Day Tue
Hours 12:00-14:00
Building Porter-Environment
Room 101
Course is taught in English
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Short Course Description

This course is an introductory course in Atmospheric Sciences, giving a broad background about the weather and climate of the Earth. We start with describing the Earth's motion as a planet, the seasons and Energy Balance in Chapter 1. This is followed (Chapter 2) by looking at the composition of the atmosphere, the role of water vapor in the atmosphere, and the long-wave and short-wave radiation entering and leaving our atmosphere. We also discuss light scattering in the atmosphere. Chapter 3 deals with the different gas laws, thermodynamics, atmospheric layer structures, instability in the atmosphere, with the resulting formation of clouds and rain. We then move onto the flow patterns in the atmosphere (winds) and oceans (currents) in Chapter 4, while also discussing cold and warm frontal systems. Finally in Chapter 5 we focus on two major crises that Atmospheric Scientists are dealing with in recent years: the Ozone Hole primarily over Antarctica, and Global Warming.



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