Title & Lecture Notes | Class Presentation | Additional Reading | |
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1 | A Few Preliminaries | On Hydrostatic Equilibrium & the Adiabatic Lapse Rate | Any Introductory Textbook on Atmospheres |

2 | The Radiative Transfer Equation | The RT equation | Course Textbook |

3 | Black Body Intensity and the dawn of Quantum Mechanics | An unexpected finding | Intro Quantum Textbook |

4 | LTE emission | Planetary IR spectra | Course Textbook |

5 | A little on Spectroscopy | From the RT equation to exoplanetary transits | Course Textbook |

6 | Line Broadening | Curve of Growth | Course Textbook |

7 | Einstein Coefficients | Einstein Coefficients | RT textbooks |

8 | RT model of Runaway Greenhouse | Lecture notes on runaway greenhouse | Ingersoll 1969 |

9 | Light Scattering | Light Scattering | Hansen and Travis 1974 |

10 | Simple RT scattering models | Diffuse and Direct Radiation | Thomas and Stamnes 1999 |