Calendar Legend
(P): Lecture taught by Prof. Ronald Prinn
(M): Lecture taught by Dr. Robert McClatchey
LEC #  TOPICS  KEY DATES 

1 
Course Overview and Role of Radiation in Climate System (P and M)


2 
Physics of Radiation (P)


3 
Molecular Spectroscopy (P)


4 
Equation of Radiative Transfer (M)Derivation  Special Cases 

5 
Equation of Radiative Transfer (cont.) (M)Fluxes and Simple Solutions  Radiative Equilibrium Approximation (Exercise 1) 

6 
Modeling Atmospheric Transmission and Emission (M)The HITRAN Data Base and Applications (Exercise 2) 
Exercise 1 due 
7 
Modeling Atmospheric Transmission and Emission (cont.) (M)Band Models (Weak Line, Strong Line, Random, Regular, k Distribution) 
Exercise 2 due 
8 
Modeling Atmospheric Transmission and Emission (cont.) (M)MODTRAN  R.M. (Exercise 3) 

9 
Scattering of Radiation by Molecules and Particles (1 Class Period) (M)

Exercise 3 due 
10 
Multiple Scattering (1 Class Period) (M)Discrete Ordinates (Exercise 5) 
Exercise 4 due 
11 
Remote Sensing (4 Class Periods) (cont.) (M)

Exercise 5 due 
12 
Remote Sensing (cont.) (M)


13 
Remote Sensing (cont.) (M)Application of MODTRAN to Remote Sensing (Exercise 6) 

14 
Remote Sensing (cont.) (M)Miscellaneous Topics and Summary (Microwave Remote Sensing, Active Remote Sensing  LIDAR and RADAR) 
Exercise 6 due five days after Lec #14 