May 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 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 207  or PHYS 211/211L ) and MATH 125  
Notes: Students enrolled in AES 504 will be held to a higher standard than those enrolled in AES 404.

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