Dr. Robert McClatchey
Prof. Sara Seager
This is an introduction to the physics of atmospheric radiation and remote sensing including use of computer codes. Subjects covered include: radiative transfer equation including emission and scattering, spectroscopy, Mie theory, and numerical solutions. We examine the solution of inverse problems in remote sensing of atmospheric temperature and composition.
OCW has published multiple versions of this subject.
McClatchey, Robert, and Sara Seager. 12.815 Atmospheric Radiation, Fall 2008. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/earth-atmospheric-and-planetary-sciences/12-815-atmospheric-radiation-fall-2008 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA