Above the Clouds

Introduction

To Atmospheric

Science

Department of Geophysics 0341.1200

01

Earth with no Atmosphere (and no rotation)

- Introduction  (pdf file)
- Kepler Laws  (pdf file)
- Milankovitch Theory  (pdf file)
- Seasons  (pdf file)
- Energy Balance  (pdf file)

02

Earth with Atmosphere

(and no motion)

- Atmospheric Composition  (pdf file)
- Water Vapor  (pdf file)
- Clouds and Climate  (pdf file)
- Radiation (SW and LW)  (pdf file)
- Scattering  (pdf file)

03

Vertical motions in Atmosphere (no rotation)

- Thermodynamics  (pdf file)
- Lapse Rates  (pdf file)
- Atmospheric Layers  (pdf file)
-  Instability  (pdf file)
- Clouds and Rain formation  (pdf file)

04

Horzontal Motions in Atmosphere (with rotation)

- General Circulation  (pdf file)
- Coriolis Force  (pdf file)
- Atmospheric Winds  (pdf file)
- Jet Stream  (pdf file)
- Ocean Currents  (pdf file)
- Storms  (pdf file)
- Weather in Israel  (pdf file) 

05

Global Issues (Science, Society and Politics)

 

- Ozone hole  (pdf file)
- Global Warming  (pdf file)

06

Atmospheric Measurements

- In situ measurements  (pdf file)

- Remote sensing  (pdf file)