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  Introduction
Atmospheric Sciences present the challenges of a wide variety of problems of compelling scientific interest and increasing social relevance. This is exemplified by the current concern over Planet Earth and Global Change, including issues regarding the demand for reliable weather forecast, climate change, the ozone layer, the attempt to control air pollution, precipitation enhancement against water shortage the management of our limited natural resources, and the expanding frontiers to ocean, arctics, and space. For this purpose the state-of-the-art technologies such as supercomputers and satellites play a critical role for the research and education in Atmospheric Sciences. The Department of Atmospheric Sciences at Yonsei University is the leading institute in these research areas of utmost interests support for these highly demanding but productive research comes from various sources such as the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Korea Meteorological Administration and the Ministry of Environment among others.

Atmospheric Science is a discipline that aims to understand and predict a wide range of phenomena that occur in the atmosphere, such as weather and climate, and their relations to ocean, earth surface, and biosphere. Necessarily application of the knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology is required for a proper assessment of atmospheric phenomena. Tools of investigation include in situ measurements and laboratory experiments, remote sensing of the global environment, theory developments, and numerical experiments. Recent developments of innovative measuring instruments, advancement of satellite and radar technologies, developments of more sophisticated and reliable numerical models that describe atmospheric and oceanic movements and enhancement of computing power has expanded the scope of atmospheric science beyond the traditional realm of weather forecasting. Atmospheric science is now recognized as the scientific discipline that can provide a solution to the fundamental problems of the global environment that we face today such as global warming, air pollution, ozone holes, extreme weather and climate events, and more.

  Faculty
NAME DEGREE E-MAIL HOMEPAGE
An, Soon-Il Ph. D. (Seoul National University, 1996), Climate Dynamics sian@yonsei.ac.kr
Chun, Hye Yeong Ph. D. (North Carolina State University, 1991), Atmospheric Dynamics Lab chunhy@yonsei.ac.kr
Hong, Jinkyu
Hong, Song You Ph. D. (Seoul National University, 1992), Numerical Modeling Lab shong@yonsei.ac.kr
Kim, Hyun Mee Ph. D. (University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002), Atmospheric Predictability & Data Assimilation Lab khm@yonsei.ac.kr
Kim, Jhoon Ph. D. (University. of Michigan, 1991), Atmospheric Radiation Lab jkim2@yonsei.ac.kr
Kim, Joon Ph. D. (University. of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1990), Biometeorology & Biogeochemistry Lab joon-kim@yonsei.ac.kr
Lee, Tae Young Ph. D. (Oregon State University, 1984), Atmospheric Modeling Research Lab lty@atmos.yonsei.ac.kr
Noh, Yi Gn Ph. D. (Johns Hopkins University, 1987), Geophysical Fluid Dynamics / Turbulence Lab noh@atmos.yonsei.ac.kr
Shin, Dong-Bin Ph. D. (Texas A & M University, 1999), Satellite Remote Sensing dbshin@yonsei.ac.kr
Yum, Seong Soo Ph. D.(University of Nevada, Reno, 1998), Cloud Physics Lab ssyum@yonsei.ac.kr

  Courses
CODE TITLE & DESCRIPTION CREDIT
ATM6101 ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION 1
radiation law. solar and terrestrial radiation. radiative process in the atmosphere. principle of remote sensing.
3
ATM6102 CLOUD AND PRECIPITATION PROCESSES
structure and patterns of cloud, cloud microphysics and precipitation mechanism, artificial rain
3
ATM6103 ATMOSPHERIC DYNAMICS I
conservation principle. approximation of the equation of motion. atmospheric oscillation. scaling analysis.
3
ATM7111 APPLIED METEOROLOGY
special topics in one of the following areas : hydrolometeorology, agricultural and forest meteorology, marine and aviation meteorology, radar meteorology, industrial meteorology.
3
ATM7121 METEOROLOGICAL SEMINAR 1
review, discussion and presentation of literature related to thesis
3
ATM7123 Re-Thinking Science: From Knowledge to Policy
The class examines the big picture, starting with an insightful look at the beginning of human interaction with science to the present day. Paralleling the anthropological viewpoint, the class also will cover the global factors that shaped the past and current science, their interaction with human civilization, and how all that might affect our future. The class extensively uses a metaphor known as the Global Trajectory which forces us to make certain assumptions and then to project the "trajectory" into the future. Topics in worldview, paradigms, and policymaking will be discussed through various exercises and discussion. As students begin to comprehend the unknowns and the uncertainties in science and history, they are challenged to participate in this escalating battleground as leaders and science advisors who not only create knowledge but also serve the community with the knowledge to meet the societal needs and demands.
3
ATM8117 ADVANCED TOPICS IN STATISTICAL ANALYSIS IN THE GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH
The propose of this lecture is to understand the basic concepts of the various statistical methods widely used in the geophysical researches such as eigen analysis and nonlinear statistical tools, and their application.
3
ATM9103 ADVANCED TOPICS IN PHYSICAL METEOROLOGY
atmospheric electricity, atmospheric acoustics, selected topics in redistribution of solar radiation
3
ATM7999 DIRECTED RESEARCH I
3
ATM9999 DIRECTED RESEARCH II
3