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Planetary Science (UM-ClaSP/AOSS 565): a graduate course focusing on the formation of solar system bodies; structure, composition, origin and evolution of their atmospheres; planetary observations especially from spacecraft missions; extrasolar planets; astrobiology.
Rocket Science 101 (UM-ClaSP/AOSS 101/Astro 103): a course for non-science majors, with focus on the science and technology of rockets and their application to solar system exploration, presented in the historical, political and religious context of rocket and spacecraft development from ancient times to modern times.
Creativity in the Sciences and Arts (UM-Honors 252; selected as one of the lecturers from across campus): A course designed to explore the similarities and differences between the creative processes that are employed in science, art, and the humanities, with the objective to expand and enrich students' thoughts about life, careers, and learning.
Atmospheric Physics 1 (UM-AOSS 330): Thermodynamics and Radiative Transfer, an undergraduate course on the fundamentals of radiative transfer, thermodynamics, and cloud physics of the atmosphere, including absorption, emission, and scattering of radiation, energy balance, adiabatic processes, entropy, water-air systems, and the cloud condensation, microphysics and precipitation processes. Replaces Atmospheric Thermodynamics course.
Atmospheric Thermodynamics (UM-AOSS 430): a senior/graduate level course on physical principles of thermodynamics applied to the atmosphere, covering atmospheric statics; first and second principles of thermodynamics; adiabatic processes; moist air convection; equilibrium with droplets and crystals; fundamentals of cloud and precipitation processes.
Planetary Atmospheres (UM-AOSS 565): a graduate level course on radiative, photochemical, thermochemical, and aeronomical processes in the atmospheres of the planets and satellites. Replaced by "Planetary Science".
Formation, Composition, Structure, Origin and Evolution of the Planets (UM-AOSS/Geol 480, taught with Geological Science faculty): a graduate course that explores coupling between interiors, surfaces and the atmospheres of planets and satellites, in order to understand formation and evolution of the solar system. Taught in the past with Geology faculty. Now covered under "Planetary Science".
The Planets: Their Geology and Climate (UM-AOSS/Geol 204, taught with Geological Science faculty): an undergraduate course intended for non-science majors with a background in high school math and science. Focus is on composition and evolutionary history of the surfaces and atmospheres of the planets and their satellites, with special emphasis given to comparative aspects of geology and climatology.
Seminar Courses at The University of Michigan: Atmospheric and Space Science Graduate Student Seminar Course (UM-AOSS 747), Space Terahertz Technology (UM-EECS 731/AOSS 730, taught with Electrical Engineering and Computer Science faculty)
At International School of Space Science in l'Aquila, Italy: on The New Solar System from Cassini toward a Second Generation of Exploratory Missions. A series of lectures "Multiple Missions to Multiple Planets, and the Composition and Structure of Planets", 2004.
At Interdisciplinary Summer Schools in Coimbra and Lisbon, Portugal (EVISS): on The Extrasolar Planets, and on The Solar System. A series of lectures on "Extrasolar Planets", and "The Composition, Clouds and Chemistry of the Solar System", 2003. 2001, 1999.
At Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble, France: European Research Course on Atmospheres (ERCA): A series of lectures on "Clouds and Chemistry of the Atmospheres of the Planets and Satellites", 1994-1999.
At University of Paris - Pierre et Marie Curie, France: The Giant Planets, 1984-1985.