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Introduces the study of the weather, including atmospheric properties and processes that control temperature, wind, precipitation, and storm systems. Students also discuss weather forecasting, air pollution, and climate change. Format may include field trips and guest lectures.
Allows for special projects, student research and independent study in Meteorology by an individual student. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Provides an overview of the earth's climate system, and discusses how dynamic changes in the climate have occurred in the past and are occurring now. Specific topics include global warming, ozone depletion, El Nino/La Nina, and the impacts of climate change on human society and the biosphere.