Astronomy (ASTR)

ASTR 150. Meteorology

Credits: 3
Corequisite: Concurrent registration in, or previous successful completion of, ASTR 150L.
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
An introduction to the atmosphere, including fronts and air masses, clouds and precipitaiton, our seasons, and global climate. Basic atmospheric processes and phenomena are studied to provide the student an understanding of our ever changing and sometimes dangerous day-to-day weather. Empahasis is placed on central North America.

ASTR 150L. Meteorology Lab

Credits: 1
Corequisite: Concurrent registration in, or previous successful completion of, ASTR 150.
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
Students learn to plot and interpret weather maps and atmospheric temperature, moisture, and wind profiles. Real-time surface and upper air data are used to bring relevance to observations and resultant weather. Students develop basic forecasting skills, as well as basic observational skills.