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Course Descriptions for the Science Department

Meteorology  
List of all courses and their descriptions
List of all courses, their descriptions and offerings in the schedule book

METE1000 - Intro To Meteorology
Summer 2014

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. Co-requisite: METE1050
3 Credits

METE1050 - Intro To Meterology Lab
Summer 2014

This is a laboratory course to support instruction in a general introduction to meteorology course for the science major. Students engage in hands-on experimentation and participate in instructor led demonstrations of the physical and chemical properties of the atmosphere. Students participate in the construction, review and analysis of a variety of maps, charts, graphs and models used by atmospheric scientists to forecast the weather, document air pollutants, and monitor climate, among others. The course reviews the appropriate use and calibration of the analytical techniques and equipment used in the atmospheric sciences. Co-requisite: METE1000
1 Credits

METE3000 - Air Pollution
Summer 2014

This is an advanced course in meteorology and reviews the various types of anthropogenic pollutants in the atmosphere and their chemical and physical behavior in it. Properties of various gaseous, particulate and aerosol pollutants are examined. Affects of atmospheric pollutants on the biosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere as well as on humankind and its various artifacts are discussed. Methods by which pollutants diffuse and mix through the atmosphere are examined. Techniques to reduce and/or control anthropogenic pollution from fixed and mobile sources as well as from point and non-point sources are reviewed. 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.
Prerequisites: COSK2220 or COSK2225 and METE1000
3 Credits

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