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GEOS 3014 - Meteorology, Climate, and Climate Change

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Prerequisite(s): GEOS 1134  or GEOS 1234  or CHEM 1143  or CHEM 1243  or BIOL 1144 ; or GNSC 1104  and GNSC 1204 ; or the consent of the instructor.

This course focuses on the essential aspects of meteorology, climate, and climate variability as evidenced in the geological record and historical record, as well as the mathematics and physics that underlie the numerical models used to forecast weather (short term) and climate (long term).  Material covered includes the composition and structure of the Earth’s atmosphere, weather at the local scale (temperature, wind, clouds, fronts, precipitation, and severe weather), weather forecasting, climate zones of the Earth, variation of climate as documented in the historical record as well as the geological record, climate modeling, and climate forecasting.  Laboratory sessions will reinforce the lecture topics and will include descriptive hands-on and numerical exercises.

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