Atmospheric Science - PHYS2801

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: School of Physics

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

Enrolment Requirements:

(PHYS1111 or PHYS1121 or PHYS1131 or PHYS1141 or PHYS1211) and (MATH1011 or MATH1031 or MATH1131 or MATH1141 or MATH1151)

Equivalent: CLIM2001

Excluded: CLIM2001, PHYS2810

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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The basic physical principles and processes which govern our atmosphere and its climate: atmospheric composition, thermodynamics of dry and moist air, stability, cloud processes, atmospheric motion and weather systems, energy transport, radiation laws, solar and terrestrial radiation, ozone formation and loss, 1D and 3D climate models and predictions, climate change. Laboratory exercises including chart analysis and computer simulations.
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