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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences Department of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code ANN15001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 大気科学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Atmospheric Science
オザワ ヒサシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Fri1-4:IAS K206
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lecture-oriented format, PowerPoint will be used. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Natural Environment
Eligible Students Undergraduate students
Keywords Atmosphere, radiation, dynamics, heat flux, general circulation 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
This class will focus on basic laws that govern the dynamics and thermal properties of the atmosphere. 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Integrated Arts and Sciences
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding of the importance and characteristics of each discipline and basic theoretical framework.
・The knowledge and understanding  to fully recognize the mutual relations and their importance among individual academic diciplines. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
To learn basic laws that govern the climate state of the atmosphere, and gain insight into the mechanism of its variation. 
Class Schedule    ・Introduction (1)
Part 1. Atmospheric radiation (2-6)
   ・Earth and planetary atmospheres
   ・Global radiation balance  
   ・Vertical structure of the atmosphere
   ・Latitudinal radiation balance
Part 2. Dynamics of the atmosphere (7-12)  
   ・The Navie-Stokes equation of fluid motion
   ・Effects of Earth's rotation
   ・Available potential energy  
   ・General circulation and heat transport
Part 3. Atmospheric phenomena (13-15)  
   ・Evaporation and condensation
   ・Turbulence and transport properties
   ・Generation of available potential energy
a) 小倉義光「一般気象学」, 東京大学出版会, 1984.
b) 浅井富雄他「基礎気象学」, 朝倉書店, 2000.
c) Lorenz, E. N. "The Nature and Theory of the General Circulation of the Atmosphere", WMO, Geneva, 1967.
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PowerPoint and converted PDF files. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Read the provided PDF files carefully together with the reference texts (a, b, c). 
Requirements Basic understanding of mathematics and elementary physics (mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics) is preferred, but not required.  
Grading Method Your grade will be evaluated based on the final examination (70%), and class participation and assignments (30%). 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
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