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    South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
   
 
  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 SDSM&T Academic Catalog

AES 404/504 Atmospheric Thermodynamics

Credits: 2 or 3

This course will cover topics related to the thermodynamics of the atmosphere, particularly as they apply to a parcel of air. It will include the ideal gas law, the first and second laws of thermodynamics, adiabatic transformations, entropy, thermodynamic properties of water in its three phases, and effects of water vapor on thermodynamics of atmospheric processes. The final third of the course will introduce vertical stability and atmospheric thermodynamic diagrams.

Prerequisites: PHYS 211/211-A  and MATH 225    MEM students may substitute MATH 205  for MATH 225  or permission of instructor.  For AES 504, graduate standing is required.
Notes: Students enrolled in AES 504 will be held to a higher standard than those enrolled in AES 404.  The 3 credit section satisfies the general requirements for IS-ATM B.S. program.  The 2 credit section satisfies the requirements for the MEM B.S. program.