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Introduction to Atmospheric Science. Instructor: Prof. C. Balaji, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras

This course provides an introduction to atmospheric science which is concerned with the structure and evolution of planetary atmosphere and the phenomena associated with them. The course covers lessons in the Earth system, atmospheric thermodynamics, radiative transfer, atmospheric dynamics, atmospheric boundary layer, and climate dynamics. (from nptel.ac.in)

Course Curriculum

  • Lecture 01 – Introduction Unlimited
  • Lecture 02 – Atmosphere: A Brief Survey (Pressure, Temperature and Chemical Composition) Unlimited
  • Lecture 03 – Atmosphere: A Brief Survey (Vertical Structure of the Atmosphere) Unlimited
  • Lecture 04 – Vertical Structure of Atmosphere (cont.), The Earth System: Oceans Unlimited
  • Lecture 05 – The Earth System: Oceans (cont.), Marine Biosphere Unlimited
  • Lecture 06 – The Earth System: Hydrological Cycle Unlimited
  • Lecture 07 – The Earth System: Hydrological Cycle (cont.), Carbon Cycle Unlimited
  • Lecture 08 – The Earth System: Carbon Cycle (cont.), Carbon in the Oceans Earth’s Crust Unlimited
  • Lecture 09 – The Earth System: Carbon in the Oceans Earth’s Crust Unlimited
    • Lecture 10 – Atmospheric Thermodynamics: Introduction Unlimited
    • Lecture 11 – The Hydrostatic Equation Unlimited
    • Lecture 12 – Hypsometric Equation and Pressure at Sea Level Unlimited
    • Lecture 13 – Basic Thermodynamics Unlimited
    • Lecture 14 – Concept of Air Parcel and Dry Adiabatic Lapse Rate Unlimited
    • Lecture 15 – Potential Temperature Unlimited
    • Lecture 16 – Skew-T ln-P Chart Unlimited
    • Lecture 17 – Problems using Skew-T ln-P Chart Unlimited
    • Lecture 18 – Problems using Skew-T ln-P Chart (cont.) Unlimited
    • Lecture 19 – Problems using Skew-T ln-P Chart (cont.) Unlimited
    • Lecture 20 – Lifting Condensation Level (LCL) Unlimited
    • Lecture 21 – Lifting Condensation Level (cont.) Unlimited
    • Lecture 22 – Saturated Adiabatic and Pseudo-adiabatic Processes Unlimited
    • Lecture 23 – Equivalent Potential Temperature and Wet Bulb Potential Temperature Unlimited
    • Lecture 24 – Normand’s Rule – Chinook Winds Unlimited
    • Lecture 25 – Problems on Chinook Wind and Static Stability Unlimited
    • Lecture 26 – Static Stability – Brunt-Vaisala Frequency Unlimited
    • Lecture 27 – Conditional and Convective Instability Unlimited
    • Lecture 28 – Static Stability – Problems using Radiosonde Data and Skew-T ln-P Chart Unlimited
    • Lecture 29 – The Second Law of Thermodynamics – Clausius Clapeyron Relation Unlimited
    • Lecture 30 – Clausius Clapeyron Relation (cont.) Unlimited
    • Lecture 31 – Atmospheric Radiation – Radiation Laws Unlimited
    • Lecture 32 – Planck’s Distribution and Inverse Square Law Unlimited
    • Lecture 33 – Physics of Scattering, Emission and Absorption Unlimited
    • Lecture 34 – Physics of Scattering, Emission and Absorption (cont.) Unlimited
    • Lecture 35 – Radiative Transfer Equation – Derivation Unlimited
    • Lecture 36 – Radiative Transfer Equation (cont.) Unlimited
    • Lecture 37 – Radiative Heating Profiles of the Atmosphere Unlimited
    • Lecture 38 – Climate Dynamics: Introduction Unlimited
    • Lecture 39 – Climate Sensitivity and Feedback Unlimited
    • Lecture 40 – Climate Change Unlimited
    • Lecture 41 – Atmospheric Dynamics Unlimited

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