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This course is an ideal course for students wishing to develop a fundamental understanding of Earth’s atmospheric systems and gain a greater appreciation for the atmosphere. Its primary objective is to acquaint students with the science of meteorology, and those physical processes associated with weather and climate.  Topics explored include weather maps and forecasting, Earth’s energy balance, adiabatic processes, cyclogenesis, and severe weather.  The introduction of many basic, physical processes make Introduction to Meteorology a useful foundation for other geography courses.


At least one section of Introduction to Meteorology is offered during the first or second summer sessions. See the Schedule of Courses for more details.

Course Description:

Course Authors(s):

Sharon Zhong, PhD

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