FYS4630 – Transport of radiation in the atmosphere
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
An introduction to the theory of radiation transport in multiple scattering, absorbing and emitting atmospheres. General solutions of the radiation transport equation. Two-stream approximations and discrete ordinate method. Applications on problems from the earth's atmosphere. Introduction to the use of a modern radiation model.
To get a basic introduction to the theory of scattering, absorption and emission of electromagnetic radiation in atmospheres, and an introduction to an existing radiation transport model with applications on for example the analysis of data from the UV, visible and IR area.
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Recommended previous knowledge
10 credits overlap with FYS9630 – Transport of radiation in the atmosphere
The course extends over a full semester with 4 hours of teaching (lectures and colloquia) per week.
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Final written (4 hours) or oral exam. Type of examination will be determined by the number of enrolled students.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
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The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.