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Pilewskie, Peter Andrew Professor

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  • ATOC 4710 - Introduction to Atmospheric Physics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Provides a fundamental overview of the physics of Earth's atmosphere. Topics include atmospheric composition and structure, atmospheric radiation and optics (rainbows, halos and other phenomena), atmospheric thermodynamics, cloud physics and atmospheric electricity and lightning. Including both descriptive and quantitative approaches to the subject material. Where applicable, observations from the ATOC Skywatch Observatory will be introduced. Recommended prerequisite: one year of calculus and one year of physics with calculus.
  • ATOC 6020 - Seminar in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Studies an area of current research in the atmospheric and oceanic sciences. Students read selected papers from the literature. Students and faculty give presentations and participate in discussions. May be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours within the degree. May be repeated for a total of 3 credit hours within a semester.

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