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Module PY2P30 Physics for Earth Sciences

Cohort: SF Earth Sciences

Credits: 5

Lecturers: Professors J. Lunney, C. McGuinness

Duration: Michaelmas Term, 24 lectures, practical laboratory, homework

Description: Gravitational attraction, planetary motion, origin of tides, Coriolis force, statics, elasticity and fracture, hydrostatic pressure, buoyancy and flow in fluid systems, seismic and water waves, composition and structure of Earth's atmosphere, elementary thermodynamics, adiabatic processes in atmosphere, cloud formation leading to rain, radiative energy transfer and energy balance in Earth's atmosphere.

See also internal TCD webpage for module.