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Meteorology (METEO)

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
 

METEO 501 Atmospheric Phenomena (3) Overview of the complex interactions within the atmosphere, ranging from molecular to global scale.
Effective: Spring 1998
 

METEO 511 The Weather From Global to Micro Scales (3) Conceptual models and underlying physics for weather phenomena on scales from the global general circulation to turbulence.
Effective: Fall 2010
Prerequisite: METEO 520, METEO 521, METEO 531  

METEO 512 Topics in Synoptic Meteorology (3) Application of atmospheric dynamics to the diagnosis and prediction of synoptic-scale weather.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: METEO 411, METEO 501  

METEO 520 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (3) Fundamentals of fluid dynamics with an emphasis on basic concepts that are important for atmospheric and oceanic flows.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: Vector calculus differential equations  

METEO 521 Dynamic Meteorology (3) An overview of the major large-scale atmospheric motions of weather and climate.
Effective: Spring 1996
Prerequisite: METEO 520  

METEO 523 Modeling the Climate System (3) An introduction to the mathematical description and modeling of atmospheric and oceanic motions.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

METEO 526 Numerical Weather Prediction (3) Finite difference and spectral methods, barotropic and baroclinic models, filtered and primitive equation models, synoptic-scale and mesoscale models.
Effective: Fall 1983
Prerequisite: METEO 422 orMETEO 522  

METEO 529 Mesoscale Dynamics (3) A survey of concepts of mesocale systems including frontogenesis, symmetric instability, mountain waves, wave CISK, and frontal waves.
Effective: Spring 1988
Prerequisite: METEO 521  

METEO 531 Atmospheric Thermal Physics (3) Advanced treatment of thermodynamic principles as they relate to atmospheric cloud physics, radiation and dynamics.
Effective: Fall 2010
 

METEO 532 Chemistry of the Atmosphere (3) Review of chemical principles in gaseous and multiphase environments; characteristics of key atmospheric components and chemical systems in the lower and middle atmosphere.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 110  

METEO 533 Cloud Physics (3) Overview of cloud systems; theories of phase changes in clouds and micro- physical mechanisms of precipitation formation; cloud electrification.
Effective: Fall 1993
Prerequisite: METEO 431  

METEO 535 Radiative Transfer (3) Fundamentals of electromagnetic radiation and its interaction with matter; radiation and climate, atmospheric remote sensing, and observable atmospheric optical phenomena.
Effective: Spring 1996
 

METEO 538 Atmospheric Convection (3) Properties of shallow and deep atmospheric convection and interactions between convection, the boundary layer, and larger-scale weather systems.
Effective: Summer 1995
 

METEO 554 Atmospheric Turbulence (3) An introduction to the physics, structure, modeling, representation, and measurement of atmospheric turbulence.
Effective: Spring 1996
Prerequisite: METEO 520  

METEO 563 Bioclimatology (3) Climatic phenomena in their relation to life.
Effective: Fall 1988
 

METEO 565 Physics of the Upper Atmosphere (3) Graduate version of material that is covered in METEO 465.
Effective: Fall 1983
Prerequisite: METEO 421, METEO 431  

METEO 575 Climate Dynamics Seminar (1-3 per semester/maximum of 15) Review of evolving climate dynamics and earth system science, including ongoing departmental research.
Effective: Spring 1988
 

METEO 580 Communication of Meteorological Research (1) Methods for effective written and oral presentation of meteorological research are reviewed.
Effective: Spring 1994
 

METEO 581 Topics in Atmospheric Chemistry (1-3 per semester/maximum of 15) Discussion of recent research papers in, and concepts pertinent to, acidic deposition, photochemical air pollution, and global chemical budgets.
Effective: Spring 1988
 

METEO 582 Ice and Snow Physics (1-3 per semester/maximum of 15) Structure of ice and its electrical, optical, mechanical, and surface properties; snow formation in the atmosphere.
Effective: Fall 1991
 

METEO 590 Colloquium (1-3) Continuing seminars which consist of a series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers.
Effective: Spring 1988
 

METEO 591 Development and Ethics in the Atmospheric Sciences (1) Provide a forum for discussion of scholarship and research integrity as well as critical components of professional development.
Effective: Fall 2010
 

METEO 592 Research Proposal Preparation in the Atmospheric Sciences (1) This course familiarizes graduate students with research rigor, proposals, and processes.
Effective: Fall 2010
 

METEO 596 Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 1987
 

METEO 597 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently; several different topics may be taught in one year or term.
Effective: Spring 1987
 

METEO 600 Thesis Research (1-15) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

METEO 601 Ph.D. Dissertation Full-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

METEO 602 Supervised Experiences in College Teaching (1-3 per semester/maximum of 6) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

METEO 610 Thesis Research Off Campus (1-15) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

METEO 611 Ph.D. Dissertation Part-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

METEO 801 Understanding Weather Forecasting for Educators (3) Fundamental principles of synoptic and physical meteorology, remote sensing and data analysis in the setting of mid-latitude weather forecasting.
Effective: Summer 2008
 

METEO 802 Fundamentals of Tropical Forecasting for Educators (3) Applying atmospheric principles to the tropics, with an emphasis on the development, structure, prediction, and destructive impact of hurricanes.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: METEO 801  

METEO 803 Fundamentals of Mesoscale Weather Forecasting for Educators (3) Applying atmospheric principles to small-scale weather systems, with an emphasis on the conceptual modeling and short-range prediction of severe thunderstorms.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: METEO 801  

METEO 804 Special Topics in Weather Forecasting for Educators (3) Exploring specialized weather forecasting topics and techniques spanning from mesoscale to planetary spatial scales and short-term to long-range time scales.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: METEO 801;METEO 802;METEO 803  

METEO 897 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.
Effective: Summer 2007
 

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