Temperature equilibrium. Hydrostatic equilibrium. Atmospheric chemistry. Escape of atmosphere. Circulation patterns.
Please read the following in Carroll & Ostlie. Note that you only need to read the subsections of 10.1 and 10.2 listed here; the other sections are more relevant to stellar structure.
10.1 | Hydrostatic Equilibrium |
The Derivation of the Hydrostatic Equilibrium Equation | |
10.2 | Pressure Equation of State |
The Derivation of the Pressure Integral — The Ideal Gas Law in Terms of the Mean Molecular Weight (through equation 10.11) | |
19.3 | The Physics of Atmospheres |
The Temperatures of the Planets — The Chemical Evolution of Planetary Atmospheres — The Loss of Atmospheric Constituents — Gravitational Separation of Atmospheric Constituents — Circulation Patterns — The Complexities of Weather Systems |
Problem Set #4: Due 20 September 2012
Joshua E. Barnes
(barnes at ifa.hawaii.edu)
Updated:
11 September 2012
http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/~barnes/ast241_f12/pa.html |