Planetary Atmospheres ASTR3720

Spring 2005 Fran Bagenal

 

The text was Goody & Walker's 1972 book Planetary Atmospheres. This has been scanned in and turned into .pdf files for each chapter as well as high resolution versions of the figures. Distributing these without permission of the publisher violates copyright. The figures are in the GoodyWalker folder in the appropriate chapter folder - they are .gif files. Below are links to the .pdf files.

Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Appendix, Index

These are the class notes of Fran Bagenal's Planetary Atmospheres course taught in Spring 2005 at the University of Colorado.
Each class folder has an html file called #topic.html. If you open this in a browser you should be able to go through all the material for that class.

Syllabus

Table of planetary atmospheres, Notes on Sig. Figs, Summary of Basic Concepts

1Basics.html

2BaratropicLaw.html

Class3.html

4Sunlight.html

5Spectroscopy.html

6EquilibriumTemp.html

7MoonMercury.html

8Exospheres.html

9_Io.html

10EVM-1.html

11EVM-2.html

12EVM-3.html

13EVM-4.html

14EVM-5.html

15EVM-Dyn1.html

16EVM-Dyn2.html

17GiantPlanets1.html

18GiantPlanets2.html

19GiantPlanets3.html

20AtmosEvol1.html

21AtmosEvol2.html

MarsEvolution.html

23Titan.html

24ClimateChange.html

Also included are:
- set of 3D pictures of the solar system (3D)
- Homeworks, exams, & answers - I preserve the right not to publish these - contact me if you are teaching a similar course and would like to see these files.

Please note that this was the first time I taught this class and it is rough. Any suggestions, corrections or ideas would be very welcome.

Fran Bagenal
Professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences
Laboratory of Atmospheric and Space Physics
UCB 392 University of Colorado
Boulder CO 80309-0392
Tel. 303 492 2598 Fax. 303 492 6946
http://lasp.colorado.edu/~bagenal