ENGSCI 237 - Planetary Radiation and Climate

Description
Atmospheric radiative transfer is at the heart of understanding the climate of Earth and other planets. This course covers basic stellar and planetary physics, quantum spectroscopy, molecular and aerosol scattering, satellite retrieval theory, cloud, CO2 and H2O climate feedbacks, and extreme climate phenomena such as the runaway greenhouse, Nuclear Winter and Titan’s methane cycle. As a final course outcome, you will learn to construct a line-by-line radiative-convective climate model from first principles. Notes: Engineering Sciences 237 is also offered as Earth and Planetary Sciences 237. Students may not take both for credit. Course site: https://locator.tlt.harvard.edu/course/colgsas-156547/2018/spring/18156
Credits
4
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Recent Semesters
Spring 2019
Offered
MW
Avg. Class Size
999
Avg. Sections
1