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2016 - 2017 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2016 - 2017 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHY 3140 - Environmental Physics (3)

When Offered: Fall
A study of the physical principles underlying current environmental problems and issues such as global climate change and ozone depletion, and an examination of possible mitigating technologies. Other topics include the interaction of electromagnetic radiation and planetary atmospheres, radiative forcing, the greenhouse effect and the increased concentration of greenhouse gases in the earth’s atmosphere, the paleoclimate of the earth and global climate change, alternative energy sources, and the viability of nuclear power.
Prerequisite: PHY 1104  or PHY 1151 .