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Teaching - Physical Climatology - ATS 630


This course is designed to provide hands on experience in understanding Global Climate Processes. You will use global satellite data sets from cloud and radiation projects.

Warning: This course is intensive in IDL programming.

The image to the left is something you will either like or hate before the end of the semester. We will discuss the various components of this figure using data and models.

Again, welcome to the class and hope you have fun!

Prerequisite: ATS 501

Course Goals : To understand the physical processes that govern Climate. To use global satellite data sets to examine these processes.

(image at top) From Kiehl, J. T. and Trenberth, K. E., 1997
Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 78, 197-208.