The Atmosphere
Science A-30
Copyright © 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008.  Steven C. Wofsy (All rights reserved)

Lectures: Tu., Th., 10 - 11:30, Science Center Room E


The final exam is scheduled for: Saturday, 17 May 2008, 9:15 AM, in Science Center A
If this schedule poses a problem please contact Prof. Wofsy via email.
Students are requested to each bring a calculator, and are allowed 2 pages of notes.



Annual global temperature, from direct measurements
(Source: Climate Research Unit, U. East Anglia).
Brohan, P., J.J. Kennedy, I. Harris, S.F.B. Tett and P.D. Jones, 2006:
Uncertainty estimates in regional and global observed temperature changes: a new dataset from 1850.
J. Geophysical Research 111, D12106, doi:10.1029/2005JD006548.





Animation of Midwest Blizzard, 2006 Dec 21
2007 Arctic Sea Ice -- Retreat from historical levels
Maslanik et al., 2007

NPR Special on Ice & Climate


Click on the photo to connect.
Part 3 is on sea ice.

Coriolis Effect Demos, discussion and mpeg movies.

Click here for Coriolis Effect Movie, #1 Click here for Coriolis Effect Movie, #2



ANNOUNCEMENTS


Teaching Staff:

Students are strongly encouraged to meet personally with the faculty and/or teaching fellows whenever the need arises, or just to discuss the course or related issues.

  Contact info. Office Office Hours Section
Professor
Steven C. Wofsy
Steven_Wofsy@harvard.edu
495-4566
Pierce Hall 110D
Geo Museum 453
By appointment;
e-mail to arrange
 
Eric Kort
kort@fas.harvard.edu

Geo Museum 411
Wed. 1-2 pm
Shaler Room
413
Geo Museum
Wed. 12-1 pm
Shaler Room
413
Geo Museum
Ben Lee
hwanlee@fas.harvard.edu
Geo Museum 417
Wed. 11am-noon
Geo Museum 418
Wed. 10-11am
Geo Museum 418
Elizabeth Hammond Pyle
pyle@fas.harvard.edu Geo Museum 409
Tues. 2-3 pm
Daly Room 105
Geo Museum
Tues. 1-2 pm
Daly Room 105

Geo Museum
Moeko Yoshitomi
moeko@fas.harvard.edu Pierce Hall Room G3A
Tues. 3-4 pm
Pierce Hall 100F
Tues. 4-5 pm
Pierce Hall 100F



Recommended text

The Atmospheric Environment by M. B. McElroy (Princeton, 2002). This book was conceived by Prof. McElroy during his development of Science A-30.

    Companion Text online:
  1. Preface and Introduction.
  2. Chapter 2
  3. Chapter 3
  4. Chapter 4
  5. Chapter 5
  6. Chapter 6
  7. Chapter 7
  8. Chapter 8



"Cap cloud", caused by condensation as air moves over a mountain, cooling on the way up and warming up on the way down.

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