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Description

This is an introduction to the physics of atmospheric radiation and remote sensing including use of computer codes.

Subjects covered include: radiative transfer equation including emission and scattering, spectroscopy, Mie theory, and numerical solutions. We examine the solution of inverse problems in remote sensing of atmospheric temperature and composition.

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  • Course overview and role of radiation in climate system Unlimited
  • Physics of radiation Unlimited
  • Molecular spectroscopy Unlimited
  • Equation of radiative transfer Unlimited
  • Modeling atmospheric transmission and emission Unlimited
  • Scattering of radiation by molecules and particles Unlimited
  • Remote sensing Unlimited

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