Honors | Weather & Climate
G109 | 2377-2373 | Grimmond, S


THIS IS AN AUTHORIZED CLASS
YOU MUST OBTAIN AUTHORIZATION FROM
THE HONORS DIVISION

Lecture            (LC)
2373:      1:25P-02:15P TR    CH 122
Laboratory         (LB)   Corequisite with above Lecture
2377:    3:35P-04:25P T     SB 131

G109:  Weather and Climate: This course provides an introduction to the
physical processes underlying weather and climate. Topics covered include:
atmospheric composition and structure; heating the atmosphere (including a
discussion of the greenhouse effect); winds/ocean currents; atmospheric
moisture, clouds and precipitation; weather systems; severe storms
(thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes); and climate change (both natural
and human caused). In lab exercises you will develop and apply fundamental
skills (mathematical and interpretive) commonly used in climate/ meteorology
and environmental science. Lab exercises are practically oriented and
involve extensive use of meteorological equipment, practical experiments,
and the web. A short project describing and interpreting the weather for a
three-day period also is involved.