ESE 101: Earth’s Atmosphere

Instructor

Prof. Tapio Schneider
tapio@caltech.edu

Texts

Schneider, T., Physics of Earth’s Climateevolving book draft.

Hartmann, D. L., Global Physical Climatology, Academic Press (1994).

Petty, G., A First Course in Atmospheric Radiation, 2nd Ed., Sundog Publishing (2006). [PDF]

Marshall, J. and R. A. Plumb, Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Dynamics, Academic Press (2008).

Taylor, F. W., Elementary Climate Physics, Oxford UP (2005)

Pierrehumbert, R. T., Principles of Planetary Climate, Cambridge UP (2010).

Teaching Assistants

Jordan Benjamin
Office hours: TBD
jbenjami@caltech.edu

David Bonan
Office hours: TBD
dbonan@caltech.edu

 

Schedule

Lectures
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30am-11:55am

Recitations
TBD

Grading Policy

  • Homework assignments: 70%
    • Homework assignments will be distributed on Thursdays and are due the following Thursday.
    • There will be 6 assignments; the lowest score will be dropped in the final grade.
    • Collaboration on homework sets is encouraged, but please turn in solutions individually and state on your solutions with whom you collaborated.
    • Late homework is not accepted. Please email the TAs before the homework is due if you need to request an extension.
    • Homework is due via email to the TAs before 5pm. Please submit assignments as pdfs saved as lastname_hwX.pdf.
  • Take-home final: 30%

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Papers for final presentation

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