## ESS 103: Planetary Atmospheres: Dynamics (ESS 203)

This course describes the physics and general circulation of planetary atmospheres in the Solar System and among the growing zoo of exoplanets. Topics include observations, energy balance, composition, radiation and convection, with emphasis on giant/fluid planets. Prerequisites:
Math 51 or
CME 100 or equivalent, and
ESS 246A and
ESS 246B, or consent of the instructor.

## ESS 125: INTRODUCTION TO PLANETARY SCIENCE (GEOLSCI 124, GEOPHYS 124)

This course provides an introduction to planetary science through the exploration of processes that formed and modified planetary bodies within the Solar System and beyond. Each lecture will be given by an expert in a specific subfield of planetary sciences, with topics ranging from planetary materials and formation, planetary dynamics, planetary structure and tectonics, planetary atmospheres, impact cratering, surface processes, and astrobiology. We will also discuss how scientists investigate planets both near and far through sample analysis, telescopic and orbital remote sensing as well as in situ through robotic instruments. Although there are no prerequisites for this course, it is primarily directed towards undergraduate students who are majoring (or plan to) in the sciences or engineering. A minimum level of mathematics equivalent to high school algebra and introductory calculus will be necessary.

Terms: Spr
| Units: 3-4
| Repeatable
3 times
(up to 12 units total)

Instructors:
Lapotre, M. (PI)
;
Schaefer, L. (PI)

## ESS 203: Planetary Atmospheres: Dynamics (ESS 103)

This course describes the physics and general circulation of planetary atmospheres in the Solar System and among the growing zoo of exoplanets. Topics include observations, energy balance, composition, radiation and convection, with emphasis on giant/fluid planets. Prerequisites:
Math 51 or
CME 100 or equivalent, and
ESS 246A and
ESS 246B, or consent of the instructor.

## GEOLSCI 122: Planetary Systems: Dynamics and Origins (GEOLSCI 222, GEOPHYS 122)

(Students with a strong background in mathematics and the physical sciences should register for 222.) Motions of planets and smaller bodies, energy transport in planetary systems, composition, structure and dynamics of planetary atmospheres, cratering on planetary surfaces, properties of meteorites, asteroids and comets, extrasolar planets, and planetary formation. Prerequisite: some background in the physical sciences, especially astronomy, geophysics, or physics. Students need instructor approval to take the course for 2 or 4 units.

Last offered: Autumn 2019

## GEOLSCI 124: INTRODUCTION TO PLANETARY SCIENCE (ESS 125, GEOPHYS 124)

This course provides an introduction to planetary science through the exploration of processes that formed and modified planetary bodies within the Solar System and beyond. Each lecture will be given by an expert in a specific subfield of planetary sciences, with topics ranging from planetary materials and formation, planetary dynamics, planetary structure and tectonics, planetary atmospheres, impact cratering, surface processes, and astrobiology. We will also discuss how scientists investigate planets both near and far through sample analysis, telescopic and orbital remote sensing as well as in situ through robotic instruments. Although there are no prerequisites for this course, it is primarily directed towards undergraduate students who are majoring (or plan to) in the sciences or engineering. A minimum level of mathematics equivalent to high school algebra and introductory calculus will be necessary.

Terms: Spr
| Units: 3-4
| Repeatable
3 times
(up to 12 units total)

Instructors:
Lapotre, M. (PI)
;
Schaefer, L. (PI)

## GEOLSCI 222: Planetary Systems: Dynamics and Origins (GEOLSCI 122, GEOPHYS 122)

(Students with a strong background in mathematics and the physical sciences should register for 222.) Motions of planets and smaller bodies, energy transport in planetary systems, composition, structure and dynamics of planetary atmospheres, cratering on planetary surfaces, properties of meteorites, asteroids and comets, extrasolar planets, and planetary formation. Prerequisite: some background in the physical sciences, especially astronomy, geophysics, or physics. Students need instructor approval to take the course for 2 or 4 units.

Last offered: Autumn 2019

## GEOPHYS 122: Planetary Systems: Dynamics and Origins (GEOLSCI 122, GEOLSCI 222)

(Students with a strong background in mathematics and the physical sciences should register for 222.) Motions of planets and smaller bodies, energy transport in planetary systems, composition, structure and dynamics of planetary atmospheres, cratering on planetary surfaces, properties of meteorites, asteroids and comets, extrasolar planets, and planetary formation. Prerequisite: some background in the physical sciences, especially astronomy, geophysics, or physics. Students need instructor approval to take the course for 2 or 4 units.

Last offered: Autumn 2019

## GEOPHYS 124: INTRODUCTION TO PLANETARY SCIENCE (ESS 125, GEOLSCI 124)

This course provides an introduction to planetary science through the exploration of processes that formed and modified planetary bodies within the Solar System and beyond. Each lecture will be given by an expert in a specific subfield of planetary sciences, with topics ranging from planetary materials and formation, planetary dynamics, planetary structure and tectonics, planetary atmospheres, impact cratering, surface processes, and astrobiology. We will also discuss how scientists investigate planets both near and far through sample analysis, telescopic and orbital remote sensing as well as in situ through robotic instruments. Although there are no prerequisites for this course, it is primarily directed towards undergraduate students who are majoring (or plan to) in the sciences or engineering. A minimum level of mathematics equivalent to high school algebra and introductory calculus will be necessary.

Terms: Spr
| Units: 3-4
| Repeatable
3 times
(up to 12 units total)

Instructors:
Lapotre, M. (PI)
;
Schaefer, L. (PI)

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