Department of Astronomy Center for Radiophysics & Space Research

ASTR 6575: Planetary Atmospheres

Credit Hours4
Cross-listed with

EAS 6575

Typically OfferedFall

Introduction to radiative transfer in emitting and scattering atmospheres. Radiative energy balance and radiative equilibrium. Structures of the atmospheres in the solar system. Introduction to motions in atmospheres. Planetary examples of balanced flows. Mesoscale waves, wave absorption and wave accelerations. Planetary waves. The influence of wave accelerations on thermal structure and composition. Introduction to atmospheric chemistry. Dynamical transports. Observations. At the level of Andrews, Atmospheric Physics.