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Earth System Science 5: The Atmosphere (Spring 2014, UC Irvine). Instructor: Professor Julie Ferguson

This course explores the composition and circulation of the atmosphere with a focus on explaining the fundamentals of weather and climate. Topics include the thermal structure of the atmosphere, solar and terrestrial radiation, atmospheric circulation, ocean interactions, pressure and winds, clouds, weather patterns, human effects on the atmosphere, and climate changes.

Course Curriculum

  • Lecture 01 – Composition and Evolution of the Atmosphere Unlimited
  • Lecture 02 – Composition and Structure of the Atmosphere Unlimited
  • Lecture 03 – Solar Radiation and the Seasons Unlimited
  • Lecture 04 – Global Energy Balance and Temperature Unlimited
  • Lecture 05 – Factors Affecting Local Temperatures Unlimited
  • Lecture 06 – Pressure and Winds Unlimited
  • Lecture 07 – Atmospheric Moisture Unlimited
  • Lecture 08 – Cloud Development and Forms Unlimited
  • Lecture 09 – Precipitation Processes Unlimited
  • Lecture 10 – Atmospheric Circulation Unlimited
  • Lecture 11 – Ocean Interactions Unlimited
  • Lecture 12 – Wind Systems, Air Masses, and Fronts Unlimited
  • Lecture 13 – Mid-Latitude Cyclones Unlimited
  • Lecture 14 – Lightning, Thunderstorms and Tornadoes Unlimited
  • Lecture 15 – Hurricanes Unlimited
  • Lecture 16 – Human Effects on the Atmosphere and Introduction to Earth’s Climates Unlimited
  • Lecture 17 – Earth’s Past Climates Unlimited
  • Lecture 18 – Earth’s Climate Today Unlimited
  • Lecture 19 – Earth’s Future Climate Unlimited

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