ATOC/ASTR 5560 Schedule for Fall 2002 | ||||||||||||||

Date | Lectures and Computer Modeling Labs | Required Reading | ||||||||||||

26-Aug | Lecture 1 | Introduction&Logistics | ||||||||||||

Many roles of radiative transfer processes in the atmosphere | ||||||||||||||

28-Aug | Lecture 2 | Basic radiometric quantities. | L02: 1.1, 1.4 | |||||||||||

Concepts of scattering, absorption, and emission. | ||||||||||||||

Introduction to radiative transfer. | ||||||||||||||

30-Aug | Lab 1 | Computer modeling laboratory | ||||||||||||

2-Sep | NO CLASS : Labor day | |||||||||||||

4-Sep | Lecture 3 | Blackbody radiation. Main laws. | L02: 1.2 | |||||||||||

6-Sep | Lab 2 | Computer modeling laboratory | ||||||||||||

9-Sep | Lecture 4 | Composition and structure of the atmosphere. | L02: 3.1, 5.1 | |||||||||||

Basic properties of radiatively active species. | ||||||||||||||

11-Sep | Lecture 5 | Sun as an energy source. Solar spectrum and solar constant. | L02: 2 | |||||||||||

13-Sep | Lab 3 | Computer modeling laboratory | ||||||||||||

16-Sep | Lecture 6 | Gaseous absorption/emission: Concepts of a spectral line | L02: 1.3 | |||||||||||

and a band. Line shapes. Absorption coefficient and transmittance. | ||||||||||||||

18-Sep | Lecture 7 | Absorption by atmospheric gases in IR, visible and UV | L02: 4.2.1, 3.2 | |||||||||||

20-Sep | Lab 4 | Computer modeling laboratory | ||||||||||||

23-Sep | Lecture 8 | Terrestrial infrared radiative processes. Part 1: | L02: 4.2.2-4.2.3 | |||||||||||

Fundamentals of thermal IR radiative transfer | ||||||||||||||

Line-by-line approach | ||||||||||||||

25-Sep | Lecture 9 | Terrestrial infrared radiative processes. Part 2: | L02: 4.3 | |||||||||||

K-distribution approximations. | ||||||||||||||

27-Sep | Lab 5 | Computer modeling laboratory | ||||||||||||

30-Sep | Lecture 10 | Terrestrial infrared radiative processes. Part 3: | L02: 4.4 | |||||||||||

Gaseous absorption/emission: Band models. | ||||||||||||||

Curtis-Godson Approximation. | ||||||||||||||

2-Oct | Lecture 11 | Terrestrial infrared radiative processes. Part 4: | L02: 4.5-4.7 | |||||||||||

Infrared radiation transfer in the cloudy atmosphere. | ||||||||||||||

Radiative heating/cooling rates | ||||||||||||||

4-Oct | Lab 6 | Computer modeling laboratory | ||||||||||||

7-Oct | Lecture 12 | Review for Exam 1: IR radiative transfer processes | ||||||||||||

9-Oct | Mid-term Exam 1 | |||||||||||||

11-Oct | Fall Break | |||||||||||||

14-Oct | Lecture 13 | Scattering. Part 1: | L02: 3.3, 5.3 | |||||||||||

Main concepts. Stokes matrix. Polarization. | ||||||||||||||

Scattering by gases. | ||||||||||||||

16-Oct | Lecture 14 | Scattering. Part 2: | L02: 5.2 | |||||||||||

Lorenz-Mie theory of scattering by spherical particles. | ||||||||||||||

18-Oct | Lab 7 | Computer modeling laboratory | ||||||||||||

21-Oct | Lecture 15 | Scattering. Part 3: | L02: 5.5 | |||||||||||

Scattering by nonspherical aerosol particles. | ||||||||||||||

23-Oct | Lecture 16 | Scattering. Part 4: | L02: 5.4 | |||||||||||

Scattering by nonspherical ice crystals. | ||||||||||||||

25-Oct | Lab 8 | Computer modeling laboratory | ||||||||||||

28-Oct | Lecture 17 | Principles of multiple scattering in the atmosphere. | L02: 3.4, 3.5, 6.1 | |||||||||||

Radiative transfer equation in a plane-parallel atmosphere. | ||||||||||||||

30-Oct | Lecture 18 | Methods for solving the radiative transfer equation. Part 1: | L02: 6.5 | |||||||||||

Approximations. | ||||||||||||||

1-Nov | Lab 9 | Computer modeling laboratory | ||||||||||||

4-Nov | Lecture 19 | Methods for solving the radiative transfer equation. Part 2: | ||||||||||||

Effects of surface reflection on the atmospheric radiation field. | ||||||||||||||

6-Nov | Lecture 20 | Methods for solving the radiative transfer equation. Part 3: | L02: 6.2 | |||||||||||

Discrete-ordinate method. | ||||||||||||||

8-Nov | Lab 10 | Computer modeling laboratory | ||||||||||||

11-Nov | Lecture 21 | Methods for solving the radiative transfer equation. Part 4: | L02: 6.3-6.4 | |||||||||||

Principles of invariance. Adding method. | ||||||||||||||

13-Nov | Lecture 22 | Methods for solving the radiative transfer equation. Part 5: | L02: 6.7 | |||||||||||

Monte-Carlo method. | ||||||||||||||

15-Nov | Lab 11 | Computer modeling laboratory | ||||||||||||

18-Nov | Lecture 23 | Methods for solving the radiative transfer equation. Part 6: | L02: 6.6 | |||||||||||

Radiative transfer including polarization | ||||||||||||||

20-Nov | Lecture 24 | Introduction to measurements of atmopsheric radiation | ||||||||||||

22-Nov | Lab 12 | Computer modeling laboratory | ||||||||||||

25-Nov | Lecture 25 | Radiation and climate. | L02: 8.1, 8.2, 8.4 | |||||||||||

27-Nov | Lecture 26 | Radiative-convective equilibrium. | L02: 8.3 | |||||||||||

29-Nov | NO CLASS: Thanksgiving | |||||||||||||

2-Dec | Lecture 27 | Radiation in energy balance climate models | L02: 8.5 | |||||||||||

4-Dec | Lecture 28 | Radiation in global climate models | L02: 8.6 | |||||||||||

6-Dec | Lab 13 | Computer modeling laboratory | ||||||||||||

9-Dec | Lecture 29 | Direct and indirect radiative forcings | L02: 8.6 | |||||||||||

11-Dec | Lecture 30 | Review for Exam 2: Solar radiative transfer processes.Radiation and climate | ||||||||||||

14-Dec | Mid-term Exam 2 | |||||||||||||

Reading: | ||||||||||||||

L02: Liou, An introduction to atmospheric radiation, 2002. | ||||||||||||||