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Course Number 0341-2005-01
Course Name Physics of the Atmosphere
Academic Unit Faculty of Exact Sciences -
Geophysics
Lecturer Dr. Michal Segal-RozenhaimerContact
Contact Email: msegalro@tauex.tau.ac.il
Office Hours By appointmentBuilding: Kaplun Math , Room: 222
Mode of Instruction Lecture and Exercise
Credit Hours 3
Semester 2020/1
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Hours 10:00-12:00
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Semester 2020/1
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Hours 09:00-10:00
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Course is taught in English
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Short Course Description

This is a second year undergraduate course that deals with the Physics of the Atmosphere.

The course will cover topics in (1) Radiative Transfer, (2) Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and (3) Cloud Physics.

The first part will include the definition of energy flux, radiance and irradiance, the equation of radiative transfer, and basic processes in the atmosphere: absorption, scattering (Rayleigh, Mie, Geometric) and reflection.

The second part will focus on remote sensing methods of the atmosphere; passive and active sensors, and some retrieval schemes to extract common atmospheric quantities such as water vapor, ozone, NO2 and aerosols (AOD).

The third part will cover topics in cloud physics and will include the importance of clouds in the radiative budget on earth and their effect on climate, formation of warm and cold clouds, aerosol effect on clouds and on the radiative budget of earth (indirect and semi-direct effects), and observation methods of clouds and rain (in-situ and remote-sensing).



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Course Requirements

Final Exam

Students may be required to submit additional assignments
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PrerequisiteIntrodu. Atmosp (03411200)


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