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METEO 002 (GN) Our Changing Atmosphere: Personal and Societal Consequences (3) A survey of meteorology emphasizing how the nature of our lives, individually/societally, depends upon atmospheric structure, quality, and processes.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

METEO 003 (GN) Introductory Meteorology (3) Nontechnical treatment of fundamentals of modern meteorology and the effects of weather and climate. A student who took METEO 002 may take the laboratory part of this course for 1 credit only.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

METEO 004 (GN) Weather and Risk (3) Non-technical introduction to the science and historical development of meteorology, and the role of weather forecasting as a tool for risk management by individuals, businesses, and societies.
Effective: Summer 2007
 

METEO 005 (GN) Severe and Unusual Weather (3) Non-technical introduction to the physical processes important in the formation of various severe and unusual weather phenomena.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

METEO 097 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 2010
 

METEO 101 (GN) Understanding Weather Forecasting (3) Fundamental principles of synoptic and physical meteorology, satellite and radar imagery, and data analysis in the setting of mid-latitude weather forecasting.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

METEO 122 (GN) (AGECO 122) Atmospheric Environment: Growing in the Wind (3) Students will learn about the effect of weather on plants, animals, and humans.
Effective: Summer 2006
 

METEO 200A Introduction to Weather Analysis I (1.5) Introduction to the collection, display, and application of weather observations used by the operational meteorologist. Students who have passed METEO 201 may not schedule this course for credit.
Effective: Fall 1998
 

METEO 200B Introduction to Weather Analysis II (1.5) Introduction to the collection, display, and application of numerical weather forecasts used by the operational meteorologist. Students who have passed MET EO 201 may not schedule this course for credit.
Effective: Fall 1998
Prerequisite: METEO 200A  

METEO 201 Introduction to Weather Analysis (3) Introduction to the collection, display, and application of weather observations and numerical forecasts used by the operational meteorologists. Students who have passed both METEO 200A and 200B may not schedule this course for credit.
Effective: Spring 1999
 

METEO 215 Weather Forecast Preparation Laboratory (0.5 per semester/maximum of 4) Forecast methods/data discussed prior to nightly weather forecast entry. Satisfactory performance will be determined by attendance and forecast accuracy.
Effective: Spring 2011
  Concurrent: METEO 101 METEO 200A and METEO 200B or METEO 201

METEO 241 Fundamentals of Tropical Forecasting (3) Applying atmospheric principles to the tropics, with an emphasis on the development, structure, prediction and destructive impact of hurricanes.
Effective: Spring 2004
Prerequisite: METEO 101  

METEO 273 Introduction to Programming Techniques for Meteorology (3) Algorithm design and implementation for meteorological analysis and forecasting.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: METEO 101, METEO 201  

METEO 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

METEO 297 Special Topics (1-6) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 1989
 

METEO 300 Fundamentals of Atmospheric Science (4) An introduction to the fundamentals of atmospheric dynamics, physics, and chemistry.
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: CHEM 110, MATH 141, PHYS 211   Concurrent: MATH 230 or MATH 231

METEO 361 Fundamentals of Mesoscale Weather Forecasting (3) Applying atmospheric principles to small-scale weather systems, with an emphasis on the conceptual modeling and short-range prediction of severe thunderstorms.
Effective: Spring 2004
Prerequisite: METEO 101  

METEO 395A Internship in Meteorological Communication (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Meteorology internship focusing on communication of weather forecasts or other atmospheric information.
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: METEO 101 orMETEO 200A andMETEO 200B orMETEO 201 andMETEO 300  

METEO 395B Private Sector Meteorology Internship (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Private sector internship focusing on atmospheric problems and applications.
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: METEO 101 orMETEO 200A andMETEO 200B orMETEO 201 andMETEO 300  

METEO 395C Internship in Meteorological Operations (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Internship focusing on time-sensitive operational meteorological applications such as weather or climate forecasts.
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: METEO 101 orMETEO 200A andMETEO 200B orMETEO 201 andMETEO 300  

METEO 395D International Meteorological Internship (3 per semester/maximum of 6) An internship in an international setting that focuses on applying meteorological knowledge.
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: METEO 101 orMETEO 200A andMETEO 200B orMETEO 201 andMETEO 300  

METEO 395E Off-Campus Meteorological Research Internship (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Meteorological internship focusing on an off-campus research project.
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: METEO 101, METEO 200A andMETEO 200B orMETEO 201 andMETEO 300  

METEO 410 Advanced Topics in Weather Forecasting (3) Exploring highly specialized topics and techniques in weather forecasting that span from mesoscale to planetary spatial scales and short-term to long- range time scales.
Effective: Spring 2004
Prerequisite: METEO 101, METEO 241, METEO 361  

METEO 411 Synoptic Meteorology Laboratory (4) Techniques of analyzing synoptic scale weather situations; introduction to weather forecasting.
Effective: Spring 2004
Prerequisite: METEO 101 orMETEO 200A andMETEO 200B orMETEO 201;MATH 230 orMATH 231 Prerequisite or concurrent:METEO 421 andMETEO 431  

METEO 413 Map Analysis (3) Analysis of actual surface weather observations, with emphasis on the Norwegian cyclone model, missing or bad data, and mesoscale phenomena.
Effective: Fall 2002
Prerequisite: METEO 411  

METEO 414 Mesoscale Meteorology (4) A survey of conceptual models and analysis techniques for mesoscale atmospheric features.
Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: METEO 411  

METEO 415 Forecasting Practicum (3) Modern techniques in weather analysis and forecasting.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: METEO 411  

METEO 416 Advanced Forecasting (3) Competitive, simulated, operational, real-time forecasting is covered.
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: METEO 415   Concurrent: METEO 414

METEO 418W Topics in Mesoscale Meteorology (3) Topics in mesoscale meteorology will be investigated in an independent study environment through computer-based modules, papers, and semester project.
Effective: Fall 1995
Prerequisite: METEO 414  

METEO 419 Air Quality Forecasting (3) Issues relating to the prediction and dispersion of air pollutants as discussed.
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: CHEM 110 andMETEO 003 orMETEO 101 orMETEO 200A andMETEO 201B orMETEO 201  

METEO 421 Atmospheric Dynamics (4) Balanced and unbalanced flows, vorticity, circulation and potential vorticity, an introduction to wave dynamics and stability analysis, and a quantitative discussion of the general circulation.
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: METEO 300, PHYS 212, MATH 230;MATH 231, MATH 232   Concurrent: METEO 431 MATH 251

METEO 422 Advanced Atmospheric Dynamics (3) Survey of advanced dynamical topics including instabilities, numerical modeling, and others of current interest.
Effective: Fall 2009
Prerequisite: METEO 421  

METEO 431 Atmospheric Thermodynamics (3) Classical thermodynamics applied to both the dry and the moist atmosphere.
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: METEO 101 orMETEO 201 andPHYS 212   Concurrent: METEO 300

METEO 434 Radar Meteorology (3) Fundamental operating principles of radars, with application to observation of meteorological phenomena.
Effective: Fall 2001
Prerequisite: METEO 437   Concurrent: METEO 414

METEO 436 Radiation and Climate (3) Elements of earth-sun geometry, radiative transfer, photochemistry, remote sensing of the atmosphere, physical climatology, climate forcing.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: METEO 300   Concurrent: METEO 431

METEO 437 Atmospheric Chemistry and Cloud Physics (3) Properties of aerosols and clouds, cloud nucleation and precipitation processes, atmospheric electricity, cloud and precipitation chemistry, biogeochemical cycles.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: METEO 300 andMETEO 431  

METEO 440W Principles of Atmospheric Measurements (3) Theory and practices used in measurement and analysis of meteorological variables.
Effective: Fall 2010
Prerequisite: METEO 300, METEO 431, STAT 301 orSTAT 401 orE B F 472  

METEO 451 Introduction to Physical Oceanography (3) Air-sea interaction, wind-driven and thermohaline circulations, upwelling, El Nino, waves, and tides.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: METEO 421  

METEO 452 Tropical Meteorology (3) Atmospheric processes in the tropics; mass, heat, energy, momentum, and water vapor budgets, cumulus convection, hurricanes and other disturbances.
Effective: Fall 1983
Prerequisite: METEO 411, METEO 421  

METEO 454 Introduction to Micrometeorology (3) Physical processes and their measurement in the lowest layers of the atmosphere; application to hydrology, plant systems, and air pollution.
Effective: Fall 2009
Prerequisite: METEO 421 andMETEO 431 orEME 301  

METEO 455 Atmospheric Dispersion (3) The basic principles of atmospheric flow, introduction to the modeling of turbulent diffusion, and the use of EPA dispersion models.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: EME 301, C E 360, M E 320, METEO 454 orEGEE 470  

METEO 460 Weather Risk and Financial Markets (3) This course will introduce the role that weather plays as a source of financial and operational risk for businesses, market and other institutions.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: METEO 411;E B F 472 orSTAT 301 orSTAT 401;E B F 301 orE B F 473  

METEO 465 Middle Atmosphere Meteorology (3) A topical survey of physical, chemical, and dynamical processes at work in the stratosphere and mesosphere (middle atmosphere).
Effective: Spring 1988
Prerequisite: METEO 421, METEO 431  

METEO 466 Planetary Atmospheres (3) A survey of planetary atmospheres and the chemical and physical processes by which they form and evolve.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: MATH 141, PHYS 211  

METEO 469 From Meteorology to Mitigation: Understanding Global Warming (3) Examination of global warming and climate change: the basic science, projects, impacts, and approaches to mitigation.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: STAT 200 orMATH 110 orMATH 140  

METEO 470 Climate Dynamics (3) The fundamental principles that govern Earth's climate and their relevance to past and future climate change.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: METEO 300, METEO 421, METEO 431  

METEO 471W Observing Meteorological Phenomena (3) Teaching the observational and interpretative skills needed to read the sky.
Effective: Spring 1999
Prerequisite: METEO 421 . Prerequisite or concurrent:METEO 436  

METEO 473 Application of Computers to Meteorology (3) Application of statistical and numerical methods to practical problems in meteorology.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CMPSC 101, CMPSC 201 orCMPSC 202  

METEO 474 Computer Methods of Meteorological Analysis and Forecasting (3) Distribution of scalars and vectors; sampling; regression and correlation in two and three dimensions; time series, statistical forecasting; forecast verification.
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: STAT 301 orSTAT 401 orE B F 472  

METEO 477 (E E 477) Fundamentals of Remote Sensing Systems (3) The review of fundamental physical properties leads into discussions of various techniques, including imaging, spectroscopy, radiometry, and active sensing.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 330 orMETEO 436  

METEO 480M Undergraduate Research (3) Undergraduate Research
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: junior or senior standing as a Meteorology Major  

METEO 480W Undergraduate Research (3) A research thesis will be prepared. A written and oral presentation required.
Effective: Summer 1991
Prerequisite: junior or senior standing as a Meteorology Major  

METEO 481 Weather Communications I (3) Multi-instructor weather communications survey including forecasting, science teaching and writing, television and radio broadcasting, climate studies, forensics, industrial applications.
Effective: Spring 2004
Prerequisite: METEO 201 orMETEO 101  

METEO 482 Weather Communications II (3) Multi-instructor workshop designed to mimic real-life applications of weather communications in industry, broadcasting, the courtroom, and the classroom.
Effective: Spring 2002
Prerequisite: METEO 481  

METEO 483 Weather Communications III (3) Individualized course designed for in-depth study of weather communications in industry, broadcasting, the courtroom and/or the classroom.
Effective: Spring 2002
Prerequisite: METEO 411, METEO 482  

METEO 486 Pennsylvania Climate Studies (1-2 per semester/maximum of 3) An overview of the Pennsylvania State Climate Office and an introduction to various aspects of its operations.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: METEO 101 orMETEO 200A andMETEO 200B orMETEO 201  

METEO 494 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Summer 2010
 

METEO 495A Meteorology Communications Internship (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Internship focusing on communication of weather forecasts or other meteorological information.
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: METEO 411  

METEO 495B Meteorology Private Sector Internship (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Internship focusing on meteorological problems and applications pursued by private sector companies.
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: METEO 411  

METEO 495C Meteorological Operations Internship (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Internship focusing on time-sensitive meteorological applications such as weather or climate forecasts that are produced.
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: METEO 411  

METEO 495D Meteorological International Internship (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Meteorological internship in an international setting.
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: 6 credits of 400-level Meteorology coursework  

METEO 495E Meteorological Off-Campus Research Internship (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Off-campus meteorological internship focusing on a research project.
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: 9 credits of 400-level Meteorology coursework  

METEO 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

METEO 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

METEO 498 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

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