Course Details
GEOG 332 A   Weather and Climate Back to Results  


InstructorBurnett, Adam W.
MeetsMWF 1120-1210, OLIN 103
RestrictionsNo 2018 Instr sign req during Drop/Add
DistributionNat Science/Math Requirement
Core AreaNone
Count TowardsENS2/Environmental Economics ENS3/Environmental Geography ENS5/Environmental Studies

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This course focuses on the principles of meteorology and climatology with particular emphasis on Earth/energy dynamics, atmospheric circulation, and middle latitude climatology. Elements of Earth¿s energy system are used first to establish the basic causal forces that drive all weather phenomena. These concepts are extended into a section on atmospheric forces and thermodynamics, and used to build an understanding of the middle latitude climate system, including middle tropospheric circulation vorticity concepts and surface cyclone and anticyclone development. During this process, students perform several exercises that focus on atmospheric data analysis and forecasting. These exercises make use of numerous online meteorological data resources and culminate in a case study project involving the detailed analysis of a significant weather event. This course counts toward the Natural Science and Mathematics area of inquiry/distribution requirement.