Course Information
Course title
Atmospheric Thermodynamics 
Semester
110-2 
Designated for
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE  DEPARTMENT OF ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES  
Instructor
WU CHIEN-MING 
Curriculum Number
AtmSci2002 
Curriculum Identity Number
209 20200 
Class
 
Credits
3.0 
Full/Half
Yr.
Half 
Required/
Elective
Required 
Time
Tuesday 3,4(10:20~12:10) Thursday 3,4(10:20~12:10) 
Remarks
Restriction: within this department (including students taking minor and dual degree program)
The upper limit of the number of students: 50. 
 
Course introduction video
 
Table of Core Capabilities and Curriculum Planning
Table of Core Capabilities and Curriculum Planning
Course Syllabus
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Course Description

本課程將涵蓋一些古典熱力學之基本定律,包括狀態方程、功、內能、第一定律、第二定律、熱容量、潛熱、卡諾循環、Clausius-Clapeyron方程、絕熱率。課程核心主要著重在水和水的相變所造成的影響,包含大氣穩定度、浮力、可用位能、氣塊混合、大氣熱力圖,以及雲的形成。
 

Course Objective
本課程目標為提供一個古典熱力學、乾和飽和空氣熱力學的觀念架搆。這些包含熱力學、熱力穩定度和雲形成的基本觀念。希望學生能夠把這些學到的基礎進一步應用到其他主題上。 
Course Requirement
學生應該在課堂上表現一般的禮貌,如果有任何課程方面困難的學生應立即見我。本課程要求經常出席,無故缺席可能會降低最後成績的分數。 
Student Workload (expected study time outside of class per week)
 
Office Hours
 
References
Grant Petty A first course in atmospheric thermodynamics, 338 pp.
Fermi, E., 1956: Thermodynamics. 1st edition, Dover Press, 160 pp.
Iribarne, J. V. and W. L. Godson, 1981: Atmospheric thermodynamics. 2nd ed., Reidel Pub. Co., 259 pp.
Wallace, J. M. and P. V. Hobbs, 2006: Atmospheric science: An introductory survey, Chap. 3, 2nd ed., Academic Press, 483 pp.
Bohren, C. F., and B. A. Albrecht, 1998: Atmospheric thermodynamics, Oxford, 402 pp.
Tsonis, A. A., 2007: An introduction to atmospheric thermodynamics, Cambridge Press, 187 pp
 
Designated reading
 
Grading
 
No.
Item
%
Explanations for the conditions
1. 
小考 
10% 
 
2. 
作業 
40% 
 
3. 
期中考 
20% 
 
4. 
期末考 
30% 
 
 
Progress
Week
Date
Topic
第1週
  Introduction, Equation of State 
第2週
  Buoyancy temperature, Energy conservation 
第3週
  State variables vs process variables, Various processes
 
第4週
  Potential temperature, hypsometric equation and static energy
 
第5週
  typhoon as a Carnot cycle, efficiency and typhoon strength
 
第6週
  Entropy, entropy increase and irreversible processes 
第7週
  Mixed layer model, phase diagram 
第8週
  Midterm 
第9週
  C-C equation and its application 
第10週
  Various temperatures and potential temperatures 
第11週
  Vertical profiles and moist adiabatic processes 
第12週
  Skew-T diagrams 
第13週
  Lapse-rate and stability 
第14週
  CAPE/CIN thermodynamic instability 
第15週
  Parcel model and the typhoon intensity change under climate change 
第16週
  Final Exam