Schedule S17 – ATM OCN 340

Class period Date Topic Reading Assignment Remarks
Week 1
1 Wed Jan 18 Overview Handouts
2 Fri Jan 20 Aerosol properties ACPP 1–5
Week 2
3 Mon Jan 23 Reynolds number; particle fall speeds ACPP 5–11
4 Wed Jan 25 Particle size distributions ACPP 12–14
5 Fri Jan 27 Particle size distributions (cont.) ACPP 15–18
Week 3
6 Mon Jan 30 Box models; aerosol sources and sinks ACPP 19–26
7 Wed Feb 1 Sources and sinks, cont. ” “
8 Fri Feb 3 Nucleation of condensation ACPP 27–31
Week 4
9 Mon Feb 6 Köhler curve and CCN ACPP 32–38
10 Wed Feb 8 Diffusion equation; droplet growth by condensation ACPP 40–45
11 Fri Feb 10 Warm and cold clouds; collision/coalescence ACPP 46–51
Week 5
12 Mon Feb 13 Cold cloud types; ice nuclei ACPP 52–55
13 Wed Feb 15 Cold cloud precipitation processes ACPP 56–58
14 Fri Feb 17 review for midterm
Week 6
15 Mon Feb 20 no class
16 Wed Feb 22 no class
17 Fri Feb 24 no class
Week 7
18 Mon Feb 27 Midterm
19 Wed Mar 1 Midterm discussion
20 Fri Mar 3 Overview of atmospheric radiation FCAR 1–10 1.2
Week 8
21 Mon Mar 6 Overview (cont.); photon nature of light 11–20, 22–23 2.1, 2.3 (b and c; assume that the answer to part a is 5×10^6 J/m^2)
22 Wed Mar 8 Flux & intensity 33–43, 46–48 2.11, 2.12, 2.16
23 Fri Mar 10 Global insolation 49–54
Week 9
24 Mon Mar 13 EM spectrum 55–68 3.1
25 Wed Mar 15 Photochemistry; index of refraction 69–73, 74–78
26 Fri Mar 17 Reflection and refraction 82–89 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
Spring Break
X Sat Mar 18 Sun Mar 26 Spring Break
Week 10
27 Mon Mar 27 Geometric optics; rainbow and halo 90–95 Link to some interesting examples
28 Wed Mar 29 Natural surfaces; graybody approximation; VIS imagery 96–101, 108–112 5.1, 5.2, 5.5
29 Fri Mar 31 Radiation laws 113–122 6.3, 6.4
Week 11
30 Mon Apr 3 Emissivity, brightness temperature 123–130 6.6, 6.7, 6.11
31 Wed Apr 5 Radiative balance problems 132–148 6.16, 6.20
32 Fri Apr 7 IR and microwave imaging 148–154 6.26
Week 12
33 Mon Apr 10 Review
34 Wed Apr 12 Midterm
35 Fri Apr 14 Midterm discussion
Week 13
36 Mon Apr 17 Beer’s Law, transmission, optical depth 155–168 7.3, 7.5
37 Wed Apr 19 Plane-parallel approximation; atmospheric transmission spectrum 169–173, 174–184 7.7,7.8
38 Fri Apr 21 Application of plane -parallel radiative transfer 185-187
Week 14
39 Mon Apr 24 Optical thickness of clouds 194–200 7.12
40 Wed Apr 26 Emission in the atmosphere, interpreting atmospheric spectra 210–211, 218–227,

8.8, 8.10 (problem continues on the next page)  Due Monday!

41 Fri Apr 28 Remote sensing, scattering by particles 228–235, 343–347
Week 15
42 Mon May 1 Rayleigh scattering, radar observations of precipitation 356–358, 375–381

12.7, 12.8, 12.9

Due Thursday! (Put in my box on the 8th floor)

43 Wed May 3 Review