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Course Dual Degree (B. Tech + Master of Science / Master of Technology)
Semester Electives
Subject Code ESE461
Subject Title Planetary Atmospheres


Introduction to Planets and Planetary Systems- Orbital motion – Gravitational field that shape the Earth – Internal structure of planet and its satellite, Equation of state, Density profiles, MassRadius relationship, The origin and evolution solar system, planetary atmospheres, Elemental abundance, outgassing processes, capture processes, Erosion and escape processes, surface processes – condensation, Adsorption, dissolution, chemical weathering, Atmospheric feedbacks – Observed atmospheric changes in Earth and other planets.

Spectroscopy and composition of planetary atmospheres, Processes causing compositional variations, Vertical temperature structure of Venus, Mars Titan, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune. Water on Mars, Venus and Jupiter, Thermal tides, Lapse rate, Radiative transfer in planetary atmospheres, Clouds in Planetary atmospheres, Structure of clouds in Venus and Mars, Cloud Microphysics, Dust Dynamics and Storms, The general circulation regimes, Dynamics of Earth, Venus, Mars and other Jovian planets hydrodynamic instabilities, modelling of planetary atmosphere, Climate of Venus, Mars, Mechanism of climate change in Planetary atmospheres, Atmospheres of Exoplanets.

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