PHY1498H F (ARTS & SCI 498)
Introduction to Atmospheric Physics
A preparatory course for research in experimental and theoretical atmospheric physics. Content will vary from year to year. This year we will seek an understanding of the terrestrial atmosphere’s structure, the role of moisture in the atmosphere, and an introduction to atmospheric dynamics, starting from physical first principles. The course involves analytic and computational exercises, some observational data analysis, and reviews of papers in the Atmospheric Physics literature.
Lint to cross listed course: PHY498H1/1498H
Selected readings from "Fundamentals of Atmospheric Physics", Murry L. Salby, International Geophysics Volume 61, Academic Press, 1996. and "Atmospheric Science, An Introductory Survey, Second Edition", John M. Wallace and Peter V. Hobbs, Academic Press, 2006
PHY492/PHY1498 Advanced Undergraduate/Introductory Graduate
Instructor: Prof. Paul Kushner, Department of Physics, University of Toronto
- Synchronous lectures: Tuesday 3-4 and Thursday 12-1. Starting Tuesday, September 15,
- Tutorial: Tuesday 4-5
- Location: McLennan Physics (MP) 134.
- Material will include prerecorded videos to view before class.
- Synchronous lectures and tutorials will be recorded for asynchronous viewing.
Most students of Physics have neither heard of Atmospheric Physics nor been encouraged to be curious about the Physics of Earth’s atmosphere – the gaseous environment in which we live and breathe. Remedy studying the principles of Atmospheric Physics here at the University of Toronto, one of the world’s premiere locales for Atmospheric Physics research. All you need is a solid background in physical sciences and a willingness to learn. We will seek an understanding of the terrestrial atmosphere’s structure, circulation and dynamics, starting from physical first principles. The course will involve analytic and computational exercises, some observational data analysis, and reviews of papers in the Atmospheric Physics literature.
- course title
- PHY1498H F (ARTS & SCI 498)
- cross listed course
- time and location
This cross listed course is offered together with PHY498F. Lectures Tuesday 3-4, Thursday 12-1 and Tutorial Tuesday 4-5. All will take place in MP134.