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ATMO.4870 Cloud Physics (Formerly 85.487)

Id: 039363 Credits Min: 3 Credits Max: 3


The course considers the physical processes involved in the formation of clouds and precipitation, and the properties of clouds. Topics include the thermodynamics of dry and moist air, with emphasis on moist air saturation; atmospheric dynamics leading to instabilities, convection, and air mixing; the formation and growth of air droplets, ice crystals, clouds, and the initiation of precipitation.


Pre-Req: 85.301 Atmospheric Dynamics.

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