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as of 6/30/2022

ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Netherlands - University College, Utrecht - 'Univ. College Utrecht'
UC Course SubjectEarth and Space Sciences
Number & Suffix: 118
Full UC Title: ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE 
Transcript Title: ATMOSPHERE&CLIMATE 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: The climate is a complicated physical system, the properties of which affect our everyday lives and impact virtually all things ecological and economic. The basic principles that govern the interaction between the climate's main constituents, the atmosphere and oceans, can be described by the methods of physics. This course introduces the fundamentals of the physics of the atmosphere and related climate, starting with atmospheric composition and static stability. Students learn about the vertical distribution of mass (pressure), temperature, the role of moisture in the atmosphere (clouds) and radiation transport. The course then focuses on the dynamical atmosphere to see how pressure gradients and the Coriolis force affect air motion (wind). Knowledge is applied to simple models of the atmosphere to discuss large scale and small scale flows. Throughout the course, recent developments, current affairs and issues pertaining to climate change are discussed. Prerequisite for this course is one of the following: calculus, foundations of mathematics, introduction to quantum physics, classical physics. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE 
Partner University Department: Earth and Environment 
Partner University Course Number: UCSCIEAR22