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PHYS 478       (2-0-2)             Satellite Meteorology

 

Meteorological satellite orbits and systems using visible, infrared and microwave radiation.  Applications of satellite measurements to Earth’s radiation balance and albedo, surface temperature, atmospheric temperature structure, cloud heights and types, atmospheric constituents, aerosols and precipitation, winds and circulation.

Prerequisite:  PHYS 251.