PHY 210 - PHYSICS OF THE SOLID EARTH

2 Unit(s)


Origin, shape, structure and major divisions of the earth; The Earths main magnetic field and its distribution; Electrical theory of the earth’s core and origin of the magnetic field seafloor spreading, continental drift and plate tectonics. Geographical, hydrostatic equation, static stability, solar and terrestrial radiation principles of radiative transfer, moisture variables, lapse rate, types and characteristics of atmospheric stability. Atmospheric layers and characteristics. Geostrophic and thermal winds, vertical fluxes of heat, Types of chonids and their classification. Precipitation, distribution of water vapour and temperature.