AOS 441 - Satellite and Radar Meteorology
Prof. Tristan L'Ecuyer (AOSS 1511)
Immediately following class or by appointment
Mr. Andrew Dzambo (AOSS 1347)
T.A. Office Hours:
Wed/Fri 11-11:50 (AOSS 1411)
Monday 11-12:50 (AOSS 1411)
This course provides an overview of basic principles of radar meteorology and satellite remote sensing. Through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on computer exercises, students will learn to apply basic radiative transfer theory to identify the "fingerprints" of weather-related phenomena in measurements from satellite and ground-based instruments. Principles of radar operation, design and implementation of satellite missions, interpretation of imagery across a range of electromagnetic frequencies from the ultraviolet to microwave, and basic retrieval of atmospheric variables from active and passive systems are discussed.