Unit 12


Learning goal

After this unit you will be able to

  • describe the different behavior of shortwave and long-wave radiation, and their interaction with the atmosphere’s components
  • solve problems related to shortwave and long-wave radiation processes
  • interpret optical phenomena like halo, double rainbows, etc.
  • name in which spectral ranges any given target has which characteristic interaction with radiation
  • sketch the solar and terrestrial radiation
  • Students’ Tasks

    1. Watch this video on the material that will be discussed in class
      You can find the powerpoint printout of the video’s slides at this link.
    2. Read chapter 4.3 to 4.5 (only), and 4.6 to 4.6.2 (included) of Lectures in Meteorology
    3. Be prepared to present the material learned
    4. Fill out the form by 1500 AST the day before the next class.

    Class work

    Among other things, we will apply the material learned to solve the problems given in this task sheet.