Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Fall 2016

Course Description:

Time: Monday, Wednesday (@ ES&T L1125); 3:05-4:25 p.m.

Makeup Class time: TBA

Instructor: Athanasios Nenes (athanasios.nenes@gatech.edu), ES&T 3258, x4-9225

Teaching Assistant: None

Office hours: Open door policy - appointment strongly recommended

Grading:
Homework - 25%
Midterm 1 - 25%
Midterm 2 - 25%
Final - 25%

Course material overview & class philosophy

Homework:

Weekly/biweekly homework assignments will be given. Homework assignments will be due one week later. Later assignments will not be accepted (unless you have obtained permission from the instructor in advance), so that the homeworks can be returned the week after they have been handed in. Collaboration on the homeworks is allowed, although each student must return their own solutions. At least 80% of the homework sets must be handed in to count in the grade.


Class Reading, Worksheets & Other Notes
Lecture 01: Worksheet, Reading: Chapter 1.0-1.9, C&W , Supplementary: Intro (reading, reading)
Lecture 02: Worksheet, Reading: Chapter 1.0-1.9, C&W , Supplementary: Kinetic Theory & Properties of Gases (Links, reading, reading, Lecture notes, Boltzman Documentary)
Lecture 03: Worksheet, Reading: Chapter 1.10, C&W
Lecture 04: Worksheet, Reading: Chapter 2.1-2.4, C&W
Lecture 05: Worksheet, Reading: Chapter 2.5-2.9, C&W, Supplementary: 1st Law (reading, reading, Lecture notes)
Lecture 06: Worksheet, Reading: Chapter 2.10-end, C&W, Supplementary: 2nd Law (Links, reading, reading, Lecture notes)
Lecture 07: Worksheet, Reading: Chapter 2.10-end, C&W, Supplementary: Fundamental Equations (reading, Lecture notes)
Lecture 08: Worksheet, Reading: Chapter 4, C&W, Supplementary: Gibbs Phase Rule & Free Energy (reading, Lecture notes)
Lecture 09: Worksheet, Reading: Chapter 4, C&W, Supplementary: Chemical Potential: Calculation and applications (part 1) (reading, Lecture notes)
Lecture 10: Reading: Chapter 4, C&W, Supplementary: Chemical Potential: Applications (part 2) (reading, reading, reading, Lecture notes)
Lecture 11: Worksheet 1, Worksheet 2 Reading: Chapter 4, C&W, Supplementary: Chemical Potential: Applications (part 3) (reading, Lecture notes)
Lecture 12: Worksheet, Reading: Chapter 4, C&W, Supplementary: Phase diagrams (reading, Lecture notes)
Lecture 13: Worksheet, Reading: Chapter 4, C&W, Supplementary: Humidity variables (Lecture notes)
Lecture 14: Reading: Chapter 5, C&W, Supplementary: Surface Tension - Kelvin Effect (reading, Lecture notes)
Lecture 15: Worksheet, Reading: Chapter 5, C&W, Supplementary: Kohler Theory - Cloud Condensation Nuclei (reading, reading, reading, Lecture notes, Overheads)
Lecture 16: Reading: Chapter 5, C&W, Supplementary: Cloud Droplet Dynamics - Parcel Theory (Lecture notes, Overheads)
Lecture 17: Worksheet, Reading: Chapter 6, C&W, Supplementary: Moist Air Thermodynamics (Lecture notes 1, Lecture notes 2)
Lecture 18: Worksheet, Reading: Chapter 7, C&W, Supplementary: Static Stability of Atmospheres and Oceans (Lecture notes)

Homeworks
Homework 1, Solutions
Homework 2, Solutions
Homework 3, Solutions

Announcments
Exam 1 (October 3); (Sample exam 1, Cheat Sheet 1)
Exam 2 (November 22); (Sample exam 2, Cheat Sheet 2)

Weblinks
Aerosol Thermodyanics Webpage
Athanasios Nenes Homepage