"Lec 4 - Vertical Structure of the atmosphere; Residence Time" The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140) Pressure and density decrease exponentially with altitude in the atmosphere. This leads to buoyancy effects in the atmosphere when parcels of air are heated or cooled, or raised or lowered in the atmosphere. Temperature varies in a more complicated way with altitude in the atmosphere, with several inversions which occur at the boundaries of the various layers of the atmosphere. Solar radiation interacts differently with the gases that compose each layer of the atmosphere which affects which wavelengths of radiation are able to reach the surface of the Earth. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Introduction 02:57 - Chapter 2. Vertical structure of density and pressure in the atmosphere 09:59 - Chapter 3. Vertical structure of temperature in the atmosphere 15:50 - Chapter 4. Interaction between solar radiation and the atmosphere 20:39 - Chapter 5. Examples of height scales in the atmosphere 25:40 - Chapter 6. Layers in the Ocean 27:22 - Chapter 7. Layers in the Earth's Interior 29:24 - Chapter 8. Systems Analysis 31:20 - Chapter 9. Residence Time and the Hydrologic Cycle Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://oyc.yale.edu This course was recorded in Fall 2011.
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Lec 1 - Introduction to Atmospheres
Lec 2 - Retaining an Atmosphere
Lec 5 - Earth Systems Analysis (Tank Experiment)
Lec 6 - Greenhouse Effect, Habitability
Lec 9 - Water in the Atmosphere I
Lec 10 - Water in the Atmosphere II
Lec 11 - Clouds and Precipitation (cloud chamber experiment)
Lec 12 - Circulation of the Atmosphere (Exam I review)
Lec 13 - Global Climate and the Coriolis Force
Lec 14 - Coriolis Force and Storms
Lec 18 - Seasons and Climate Classification
Lec 19 - Ocean Bathymetry and Water Properties
Lec 20 - Ocean Water Density and Atmospheric Forcing
Lec 22 - Ocean Currents and Productivity
Lec 24 - Ice in the Climate System
Lec 25 - Ice and climate change
Lec 26 - Isotope Evidence for Climate Change
Lec 28 - Global Warming (continued)
Lec 29 - Global Warming (continued)
Lec 30 - Climate Sensitivity and Human Population
Lec 31 - The Two Ozone Problems
Lec 33 - Energy Resources, Renewable Energy