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RADIATIVE AND DYNAMICAL PROCESSES This model syllabus defines the core material for Radiative and Dynamical Processes.
 

Summary: RADIATIVE AND DYNAMICAL PROCESSES
This model syllabus defines the core material for Radiative and Dynamical Processes.
Instructors should use their discretion in deciding the ordering of topics, the depth to
which each is covered, and additional material to include. It is anticipated that instructors
will draw upon a range of examples from astrophysics and planetary science to illustrate
the core material.
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
Microscopic description of transport processes for particles
Random walks and relation to diffusion
Mean-free path, collision time
Langevin, Fokker-Planck and Boltzmann equations
RADIATION PROCESSES
Macroscopic treatment of radiation and its interaction with matter, primarily at the level
needed to deal with grey atmospheres
Defining the radiation field (specific intensity, moments, fluxes)
Equation of radiative transfer
Emission, absorption, definition of the source function, formal solutions
Approximations for optically thin and thick media: diffusion and two-stream limits
Local thermodynamic equilibrium
Grey atmospheres: applications and limitations

  

Source: Armitage, Phil - Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder

 

Collections: Physics