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CIP 2020

Detail for CIP Code 40.0403

Title: Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics.

Definition: A program that focuses on the scientific study of the processes governing the interactions, movement, and behavior of atmospheric phenomena and related terrestrial and solar phenomena. Includes instruction in cloud and precipitation physics, solar radiation transfer, active and passive remote sensing, atmospheric electricity and acoustics, atmospheric wave phenomena, turbulence and boundary layers, solar wind, geomagnetic storms, coupling, natural plasma, and energization.

Action: No Substantive Changes

CIP Title or Definition Changed
CIP 2010 CIP 2020
Code Title Action Code Title
40.0403 Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics. No substantive changes 40.0403 Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics.
Illustrative Examples
  • [Magnetospheric Physics]
  • [Aeronomy]
  • [Ionospheric Environment]