INTRODUCTION

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LECTURE COURSES IN RADIATION LAWS, ENVIRONMENT,
ATMOSPHERE
Introduction to Climate and Environmental Physics, BERN
http://www.climate.unibe.ch/?L1=courses&L2=crcclmumw&L3=past
(also contains problem sets)
Physik der Atmosphäre II, Institut für Umweltphysik, Heidelberg
http://www.iup.uni-heidelberg.de/institut/studium/lehre/Atmosphaerenphysik/
TEXTBOOK:
Atmospheric Science, by Wallace and Hobbs, 2nd edition, Academic,
2006
Available in our Library for reading
EARTH IN SPACE
INTRODUCTION
Looking from space, the Earth is seen as a beautiful Blue Marble, the name that was
given to the famous photograph taken by Apollo 17 astronauts in 1972 from a
distance of about 45,000 km.
THE SUN
See NASA article at http://www.nasa.gov/worldbook/sun_worldbook.html
SOLAR WIND
(from http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/topstory/20020509imagessu.html where you can find
more detail)
Solar Storms:
see http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2009/21jan_severespaceweather.htm
COSMIC RAYS
See Wikipedia article
RADIATION, EQUILIBRIUM
PLANCK’S LAW
Wikipedia provides good description of Planck’s law.
Play with the applet showing black body radiation spectrum at different temperatures.
Za studente viših godina koji žele vidjeti izvod zakona iz principa statističke
mehanike i kvantne fizike: Radiation lecture notes
STEFAN-BOLTZMANN LAW
WIEN’S DISPLACEMENT LAW
LIMITING FORMS OF THE PLANK’S LAW:
High frequencies: Wien’s law
Niske frekvencije: Rayleigh - Jeans formula
NASA EARTH ENERGY BUDGET
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/EnergyBalance/page1.php
EARTH INTERIOR
“Our Ever Changing Earth” Scientific American 2005 Special Edition,
(available for reading on the Computer in Room 8, Folder Documents)
Seismic Eruption and Seismic Waves programs by Alan Jones:
http://pods.binghamton.edu/~ajones/
OCEANOGRAPHY
SIO 210
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, La Jolla, CA
http://sam.ucsd.edu/talleyhome.html
h t t p: // oc ea nw o rl d . ta mu .e d u/ h om e/ co u rse _b o ok .h t m
El Nino lecture by Kessler
ft p : / / ft p . p m e l . n o a a . g o v / O C R D / k e s s l e r / TAL K S / E N S O AMSteachers_jun08.pdf
W. S. Kessler site:
http://faculty.washington.edu/kessler/
MARINE CHEMISTRY
The lecture was taken from the MIT course, as shown in the ppt file.
Basics of Marine carbonate chemistry are available from many sites, e. g.
http://www.eoearth.org/article/Marine_carbonate_chemistry
PALEOCLIMATE
Try to read at least some of the IPCC The Physical Science Basis report
Chapter 6.
CLIMATE CHANGE
We studied a lecture by James Hansen, NASA,
Climate Threat to the Planet: Implications for Energy Policy and
Intergenerational Justice (2.4 MB PDF). Bjerknes Lecture given Dec. 17 at
the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco. Slides also available as
PowerPoint (23.3 MB)
Available from James Hansen site http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/
ENERGY
Please visit Professor Exell's site for simple physics of photovoltaic materials
MIT course on photovoltaics, "PV in 2012: What's Next in Photovoltaic
Technology, Policy, and Economics"
POPULATIONS, FOOD
Most sources are listed with the slides. Elmentary population dynamics is
described at
http://wwwrohan.sdsu.edu/~jmahaffy/courses/f00/math122/lectures/qual_de2/qualde
2.html#pred
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