85.301 Atmospheric Thermodynamics

Atmospheric Thermodynamics

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7774
Status Active

The variables of state, Charles' law, Boyle's law, equation of state for an ideal gas, mixtures of gases. Thermodynamics of dry air, water vapor and moist air. Clausius-Clapeyron equation. Adiabatic and pseudoadiabatic processes. Moisture variables. Hydrostatics equilibrium, hydrostatics of special atmospheres. Hydrostatic stability. Convection theory, parcel method, slice method, entrainment, bubble theory.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 87.202 Earth & Env Systems II, 95.103 General Physics I, and 92.132 Calculus II.