Jun 06, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NS 231 - Descriptive Meteorology (4)

This course provides a basic understanding of the atmospheric environment at the introductory level. Scientific principles are applied to our understanding of the atmosphere and its processes. Topics for study include atmospheric composition, winds, clouds, moisture, weather systems, storms, weather prediction, and climate. The student receives an introduction to modern synoptic methods, including data collection, presentation, dissemination, interpretation, and application. Elementary forecasting techniques are discussed. The lab emphasizes the interpretation and use of real-time data, weather maps, charts, and graphics; radar and satellite images; and computer forecasting and guidance. Basic mathematical skills are required. 5 hours integrated lecture and laboratory per week. PRE-2015 CORE: Level II. SP or FA, intermittently.