[Earth and Planetary Sciences 237. Planetary Radiation and Climate]

Atmospheric radiative transfer, including stellar properties, spectroscopy, gray and real gas calculations, Mie theory and scattering, satellite retrievals, and radiative-convective climate modelling. Climate feedbacks: the runaway greenhouse, volatile cycles on Mars and Titan, and atmospheric collapse around M-stars. Atmospheric evolution and escape (Jeans, diffusion-limited, hydrodynamic), and key processes in planetary atmospheric chemistry.

Notes: Engineering Sciences 237 is also offered as Earth and Planetary Sciences 237. Students may not take both for credit. Likely to be offered in Spring 2021. 




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Earth and Planetary Sciences
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