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Advanced Atmospheric Physics

Official description

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.

PHY250H1, MAT235Y1/MAT237Y1/MAT257Y1
Recommended preparation
                            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.
Breadth requirement
Distribution requirement

Additional information

More info about the course: PHY492/1498

course title
year of study
4th year
time and location
24L: LEC0101: T3/R12, Room: MP134, In Person LEC9101: T3/R12, On line Synchronous 12T: T4, Room: MP134, In Person T4, On line Synchronous It is recommended that students have a computer with a microphone and camera in order to participate in online activities. Students will be expected watch asynchronous lecture videos prior to class meetings. Recordings of lectures and tutorials will also be available for students to view asynchronously.

Delivery Methods

In Person

A course is considered In Person if it requires attendance at a specific location and time for some or all course activities.*.

* Subject to adjustments imposed by public health requirements for physical distancing.

Online - Synchronous
A course is considered Online Synchronous if online attendance is expected at a specific time for some or all course activities, and attendance at a specific location is not expected for any activities or exams.
A course is considered Asynchronous if it has no requirement for attendance at a specific time or location for any activities or exams.