METE1000 - Intro To Meteorology
This course is a general introduction to meteorology for the science major. The historical development of the science of meteorology is reviewed. The physical and chemical properties of the atmosphere are presented. The dynamic state of the atmosphere and the forces that produce it are examined. Elements of weather forecasting are presented. The affect of pollution on the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere are discussed. Course includes a laboratory/recitation period which includes hands-on demonstrations of topics reviewed in lecture and experimentation utilizing the analytical techniques and equipment reviewed in the course. The course is intended to support the academic preparation of those students pursuing a degree in environmental science or another related discipline that requires an understanding of meteorology. The course provides professional preparation for environmental scientists, meteorologists and other earth science professionals. The course assumes some basic mastery of biology, chemistry and physics. Students not majoring in the natural sciences may enroll in the course upon consultation with their advisor.
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