ATOC 521 Cloud Physics (3 credits)

Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences (Faculty of Science)


Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences : A detailed overview of the environmental factors and microphysical processes involved in the formation of clouds and precipitation. Topics typically include: cloud observations, atmospheric thermodynamics, environmental stability regimes, convection, the microphysics of the formation of cloud droplets and ice crystals, initiation of precipitation, aerosol–cloud interactions.

Terms: Winter 2025

Instructors: Zuend, Andreas (Winter)

  • 3 hours

  • Prerequisites (Undergraduates): ATOC 315, MATH 314, and MATH 315, or permission of instructor.

  • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ATOC 621.

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