

Course ID:  ENGR(GEOG) 4111/61114111L/6111L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week. 
Course Title:  Atmospheric Thermodynamics 
Course Description:  An introduction to atmospheric thermodynamics with emphasis on the first and second laws of thermodynamics, equation of state for gases, moisture variables, adiabatic and diabatic processes of dry and moist air, phase changes of water, and atmospheric statics. 
Oasis Title:  ATMOS THERMO 
Prerequisite:  MATH 2500 and (PHYS 12121212L or PHYS 13121312L) 
Pre or Corequisite:  MATH 2700 and (CHEM 1211 or CHEM 1311H or CHEM 1411) and (CSCI 13011301L or ENGR 1140) 
Semester Course Offered:  Offered spring semester every oddnumbered year. 
Grading System:  AF (Traditional) 

Course Objectives:  Textbook: Atmospheric Thermodynamics, C.F. Bohren and
B.A. Albrecht
This course is designed to meet the atmospheric thermodynamics
course requirement for civil service employment as an
atmospheric scientists.
1. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding and use
of the first and second laws of thermodynamics in common
atmospheric phenomenon.
2. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of
the equation of state and its use in the atmosphere.
3. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding and
use of atmospheric moisture variables.
4. Students will be able to demonstrate and understanding of
adiabatic and diabatic process in the atmosphere.
5. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of
phase changes of water and the impact on the atmosphere.
6. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of
atmospheric statics, the use of thermodynamic diagrams, and
weather phenomenon. 
Topical Outline:  Introduction to the Atmosphere
Week 1: Composition of the Atmosphere
Descriptions of the Atmosphere
Composition of the Atmosphere
Thermal and Dynamic Structure
Week 2: Global Energy Budget
Radiative Equilibrium of the Planet
Global  Mean Energy Balance
General Circulation
Thermodynamics of Gases
Week 3: Thermodynamic Concepts
Thermodynamic Properties
Expansion and Work
Heat Transfer
State Variables and Thermodynamic Processes
Week 4: The First Law of Thermodynamics
Internal Energy
Heat Capacity
Adiabatic Processes
Diabatic Processes
The Second Law and Its Implications
Week 5: Natural and Reversible Processes
The Carnot Cycle
Entropy
Restricted Forms of the Second Law
Week 6: Conditions for Thermodynamic Equilibrium
Relationship of Entropy to Potential Temperature
Heterogeneous Systems
Week 7: Description of Heterogenous Systems
Chemical Equilibrium
Multicomponent Systems
Thermodynamic Degrees of Freedom
Transformation of Moist Air
Week 8: Water Vapor
Evaporation
Measurement of Water Vapor
ClausiusClapeyron Equation
van der Waals Equation of State
Week 9: Water Vapor Continued
Phase Diagrams
Free Energy
Air Pressure and Vapor Pressure
Midterm: Chapters 1  4.
Week 10: Moist Air and Clouds
Precipitable Water in the Atmosphere
Level of Cloud Formation
Virtual Temperature
WetBulb Temperature
Lapse Rate for Isentrophic Ascent of a Saturated Parcel
Week 11: Thermodynamic Diagrams
Skew Tlog p Diagram
Tephigram
Other Diagrams
Stability and Cloud Formation
Entrainment
Mixing Clouds
Cloud Formation on Ascent and Descent
Hydrostatic Equilibrium
Week 12: Gravity
Geopotential Coordinates
Hydrostatic Balance
Energy, Momentum, and Mass Transfer
Week 13: Energy Transfer
Energy Transfer
Week 14: Momentum and Mass Transfer
Momentum Transfer: Viscosity
Mass Transfer: Diffusion
Diffusion Coefficient
Growth of Cloud Droplets
Week 15: Stabilizing and Destabilizing Influences and Turbulent Dispersion
Relationship with Weather
Convective Mixing
Inversions
Life Cycle of Nocturnal Inversion 
Course ID:ENGR(GEOG) 4111/61114111L/6111L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Atmospheric ThermodynamicsCourse
Description:An introduction to atmospheric thermodynamics with emphasis on the first and second laws of thermodynamics, equation of state for gases, moisture variables, adiabatic and diabatic processes of dry and moist air, phase changes of water, and atmospheric statics.
Oasis Title:ATMOS THERMO
Prerequisite:MATH 2500 and (PHYS 12121212L or PHYS 13121312L)
Pre or Corequisite:MATH 2700 and (CHEM 1211 or CHEM 1311H or CHEM 1411) and (CSCI 13011301L or ENGR 1140)
Semester Course
Offered:Offered spring semester every oddnumbered year.
Grading System:AF (Traditional)
Course Objectives:Textbook: Atmospheric Thermodynamics, C.F. Bohren and
B.A. Albrecht
This course is designed to meet the atmospheric thermodynamics
course requirement for civil service employment as an
atmospheric scientists.
1. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding and use
of the first and second laws of thermodynamics in common
atmospheric phenomenon.
2. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of
the equation of state and its use in the atmosphere.
3. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding and
use of atmospheric moisture variables.
4. Students will be able to demonstrate and understanding of
adiabatic and diabatic process in the atmosphere.
5. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of
phase changes of water and the impact on the atmosphere.
6. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of
atmospheric statics, the use of thermodynamic diagrams, and
weather phenomenon.
Topical Outline:Introduction to the Atmosphere
Week 1: Composition of the Atmosphere
Descriptions of the Atmosphere
Composition of the Atmosphere
Thermal and Dynamic Structure
Week 2: Global Energy Budget
Radiative Equilibrium of the Planet
Global  Mean Energy Balance
General Circulation
Thermodynamics of Gases
Week 3: Thermodynamic Concepts
Thermodynamic Properties
Expansion and Work
Heat Transfer
State Variables and Thermodynamic Processes
Week 4: The First Law of Thermodynamics
Internal Energy
Heat Capacity
Adiabatic Processes
Diabatic Processes
The Second Law and Its Implications
Week 5: Natural and Reversible Processes
The Carnot Cycle
Entropy
Restricted Forms of the Second Law
Week 6: Conditions for Thermodynamic Equilibrium
Relationship of Entropy to Potential Temperature
Heterogeneous Systems
Week 7: Description of Heterogenous Systems
Chemical Equilibrium
Multicomponent Systems
Thermodynamic Degrees of Freedom
Transformation of Moist Air
Week 8: Water Vapor
Evaporation
Measurement of Water Vapor
ClausiusClapeyron Equation
van der Waals Equation of State
Week 9: Water Vapor Continued
Phase Diagrams
Free Energy
Air Pressure and Vapor Pressure
Midterm: Chapters 1  4.
Week 10: Moist Air and Clouds
Precipitable Water in the Atmosphere
Level of Cloud Formation
Virtual Temperature
WetBulb Temperature
Lapse Rate for Isentrophic Ascent of a Saturated Parcel
Week 11: Thermodynamic Diagrams
Skew Tlog p Diagram
Tephigram
Other Diagrams
Stability and Cloud Formation
Entrainment
Mixing Clouds
Cloud Formation on Ascent and Descent
Hydrostatic Equilibrium
Week 12: Gravity
Geopotential Coordinates
Hydrostatic Balance
Energy, Momentum, and Mass Transfer
Week 13: Energy Transfer
Energy Transfer
Week 14: Momentum and Mass Transfer
Momentum Transfer: Viscosity
Mass Transfer: Diffusion
Diffusion Coefficient
Growth of Cloud Droplets
Week 15: Stabilizing and Destabilizing Influences and Turbulent Dispersion
Relationship with Weather
Convective Mixing
Inversions
Life Cycle of Nocturnal Inversion
Course ID:ENGR(GEOG) 4111/61114111L/6111L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Atmospheric ThermodynamicsCourse
Description:An introduction to atmospheric thermodynamics with emphasis on the first and second laws of thermodynamics, equation of state for gases, moisture variables, adiabatic and diabatic processes of dry and moist air, phase changes of water, and atmospheric statics.
Oasis Title:ATMOS THERMO
Prerequisite:MATH 2500 and (PHYS 12121212L or PHYS 13121312L)
Pre or Corequisite:MATH 2700 and (CHEM 1211 or CHEM 1311H or CHEM 1411) and (CSCI 13011301L or ENGR 1140)
Semester Course
Offered:Offered spring semester every oddnumbered year.
Grading System:AF (Traditional)
Course Objectives:Textbook: Atmospheric Thermodynamics, C.F. Bohren and
B.A. Albrecht
This course is designed to meet the atmospheric thermodynamics
course requirement for civil service employment as an
atmospheric scientists.
1. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding and use
of the first and second laws of thermodynamics in common
atmospheric phenomenon.
2. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of
the equation of state and its use in the atmosphere.
3. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding and
use of atmospheric moisture variables.
4. Students will be able to demonstrate and understanding of
adiabatic and diabatic process in the atmosphere.
5. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of
phase changes of water and the impact on the atmosphere.
6. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of
atmospheric statics, the use of thermodynamic diagrams, and
weather phenomenon.
Topical Outline:Introduction to the Atmosphere
Week 1: Composition of the Atmosphere
Descriptions of the Atmosphere
Composition of the Atmosphere
Thermal and Dynamic Structure
Week 2: Global Energy Budget
Radiative Equilibrium of the Planet
Global  Mean Energy Balance
General Circulation
Thermodynamics of Gases
Week 3: Thermodynamic Concepts
Thermodynamic Properties
Expansion and Work
Heat Transfer
State Variables and Thermodynamic Processes
Week 4: The First Law of Thermodynamics
Internal Energy
Heat Capacity
Adiabatic Processes
Diabatic Processes
The Second Law and Its Implications
Week 5: Natural and Reversible Processes
The Carnot Cycle
Entropy
Restricted Forms of the Second Law
Week 6: Conditions for Thermodynamic Equilibrium
Relationship of Entropy to Potential Temperature
Heterogeneous Systems
Week 7: Description of Heterogenous Systems
Chemical Equilibrium
Multicomponent Systems
Thermodynamic Degrees of Freedom
Transformation of Moist Air
Week 8: Water Vapor
Evaporation
Measurement of Water Vapor
ClausiusClapeyron Equation
van der Waals Equation of State
Week 9: Water Vapor Continued
Phase Diagrams
Free Energy
Air Pressure and Vapor Pressure
Midterm: Chapters 1  4.
Week 10: Moist Air and Clouds
Precipitable Water in the Atmosphere
Level of Cloud Formation
Virtual Temperature
WetBulb Temperature
Lapse Rate for Isentrophic Ascent of a Saturated Parcel
Week 11: Thermodynamic Diagrams
Skew Tlog p Diagram
Tephigram
Other Diagrams
Stability and Cloud Formation
Entrainment
Mixing Clouds
Cloud Formation on Ascent and Descent
Hydrostatic Equilibrium
Week 12: Gravity
Geopotential Coordinates
Hydrostatic Balance
Energy, Momentum, and Mass Transfer
Week 13: Energy Transfer
Energy Transfer
Week 14: Momentum and Mass Transfer
Momentum Transfer: Viscosity
Mass Transfer: Diffusion
Diffusion Coefficient
Growth of Cloud Droplets
Week 15: Stabilizing and Destabilizing Influences and Turbulent Dispersion
Relationship with Weather
Convective Mixing
Inversions
Life Cycle of Nocturnal Inversion
Course ID:ENGR(GEOG) 4111/61114111L/6111L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Atmospheric ThermodynamicsCourse
Description:An introduction to atmospheric thermodynamics with emphasis on the first and second laws of thermodynamics, equation of state for gases, moisture variables, adiabatic and diabatic processes of dry and moist air, phase changes of water, and atmospheric statics.
Oasis Title:ATMOS THERMO
Prerequisite:MATH 2500 and (PHYS 12121212L or PHYS 13121312L)
Pre or Corequisite:MATH 2700 and (CHEM 1211 or CHEM 1311H or CHEM 1411) and (CSCI 13011301L or ENGR 1140)
Semester Course
Offered:Offered spring semester every oddnumbered year.
Grading System:AF (Traditional)
Course Objectives:Textbook: Atmospheric Thermodynamics, C.F. Bohren and
B.A. Albrecht
This course is designed to meet the atmospheric thermodynamics
course requirement for civil service employment as an
atmospheric scientists.
1. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding and use
of the first and second laws of thermodynamics in common
atmospheric phenomenon.
2. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of
the equation of state and its use in the atmosphere.
3. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding and
use of atmospheric moisture variables.
4. Students will be able to demonstrate and understanding of
adiabatic and diabatic process in the atmosphere.
5. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of
phase changes of water and the impact on the atmosphere.
6. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of
atmospheric statics, the use of thermodynamic diagrams, and
weather phenomenon.
Topical Outline:Introduction to the Atmosphere
Week 1: Composition of the Atmosphere
Descriptions of the Atmosphere
Composition of the Atmosphere
Thermal and Dynamic Structure
Week 2: Global Energy Budget
Radiative Equilibrium of the Planet
Global  Mean Energy Balance
General Circulation
Thermodynamics of Gases
Week 3: Thermodynamic Concepts
Thermodynamic Properties
Expansion and Work
Heat Transfer
State Variables and Thermodynamic Processes
Week 4: The First Law of Thermodynamics
Internal Energy
Heat Capacity
Adiabatic Processes
Diabatic Processes
The Second Law and Its Implications
Week 5: Natural and Reversible Processes
The Carnot Cycle
Entropy
Restricted Forms of the Second Law
Week 6: Conditions for Thermodynamic Equilibrium
Relationship of Entropy to Potential Temperature
Heterogeneous Systems
Week 7: Description of Heterogenous Systems
Chemical Equilibrium
Multicomponent Systems
Thermodynamic Degrees of Freedom
Transformation of Moist Air
Week 8: Water Vapor
Evaporation
Measurement of Water Vapor
ClausiusClapeyron Equation
van der Waals Equation of State
Week 9: Water Vapor Continued
Phase Diagrams
Free Energy
Air Pressure and Vapor Pressure
Midterm: Chapters 1  4.
Week 10: Moist Air and Clouds
Precipitable Water in the Atmosphere
Level of Cloud Formation
Virtual Temperature
WetBulb Temperature
Lapse Rate for Isentrophic Ascent of a Saturated Parcel
Week 11: Thermodynamic Diagrams
Skew Tlog p Diagram
Tephigram
Other Diagrams
Stability and Cloud Formation
Entrainment
Mixing Clouds
Cloud Formation on Ascent and Descent
Hydrostatic Equilibrium
Week 12: Gravity
Geopotential Coordinates
Hydrostatic Balance
Energy, Momentum, and Mass Transfer
Week 13: Energy Transfer
Energy Transfer
Week 14: Momentum and Mass Transfer
Momentum Transfer: Viscosity
Mass Transfer: Diffusion
Diffusion Coefficient
Growth of Cloud Droplets
Week 15: Stabilizing and Destabilizing Influences and Turbulent Dispersion
Relationship with Weather
Convective Mixing
Inversions
Life Cycle of Nocturnal Inversion
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