Students will study the processes involving the exchange of momentum, heat and moisture between the lowest portion of the atmosphere and the underlying surface of the earth. Topics will include: local energy budgets, soil heat transfer, the planetary boundary layer, turbulence, and neutral and diabatic surface layers. Spring term of even years. Prerequisite: undergraduate degree in Meteorology or Atmospheric Science or consent of the instructor. This course is co-listed as MT4470 in the undergraduate curriculum.
*All course information is from the 2014-2015 Catalog.