phy4neu neutral atmosphere



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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The course provides insights into the modern problems in atmospheric physics at altitudes 0-100 km. Atmospheric composition and structure, greenhouse effect, stratospheric ozone chemistry, Antarctic ozone hole and its future trends, atmospheric radiation - scattering and absorption by molecules and aerosols, atmospheric dynamics - winds, tides and gravity waves, and phenomena of the upper mesospheric region are considered.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBrian Abbey

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Acceptance into an honours or masters program in the Department of Physics, or approval of Department of Physics postgraduate co-ordinator


Incompatible subjects PHY4HNA, PHY4HNB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAeronomy of the middle atmospherePrescribedBrasseur and SolomonSPRINGER, 2005

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