Atmospheric Science

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Atmospheric Science

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Physics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    (PHYS1111 or PHYS1121 or PHYS1131 or PHYS1141 or PHYS1211) and (MATH1011 or MATH1031 or MATH1131 or MATH1141 or MATH1151)

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The basic physical principles and processes which govern our atmosphere and its climate: atmospheric composition, thermodynamics of dry and moist air, stability, cloud processes, atmospheric motion and weather systems, energy transport, radiation laws, solar and terrestrial radiation, ozone formation and loss, 1D and 3D climate models and predictions, climate change. Laboratory exercises including chart analysis and computer simulations.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.