Course Meeting Times
Lectures: 1 session / week, 2 hours / session
Labs: 1 session / week, 2 hours / session
Physical Chemistry (5.61), Advanced Calculus for Engineers (18.075), or permission of instructor
- Radiation in climate system
- Physics of radiation
- Molecular spectroscopy
- Equation of radiative transfer
- Modeling atmospheric transmission and emission
- Scattering of radiation by molecules and particles
- Multiple scattering
- Remote sensing
Liou, Kuo-Nan. An Introduction to Atmospheric Radiation. 2nd ed. Burlington, MA: Academic Press, 2002. ISBN: 9780124514515.
Goody, R., and Y. Yung. Atmospheric Radiation. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1995. ISBN: 9780195102918.
Based on grades from exercises (weighted by degree of difficulty).