Atmospheric Environment: Growing in the Wind (3) Students will learn about the effect of weather on plants, animals, and humans.
METEO 122 Atmospheric Environment: Growing in the Wind (3)
Atmospheric Environment: Growing in the Wind is for first-year students who are interested in learning about the atmospheric environment and its influence on animals, plants, and humans. It is about how processes at the ground surface and in the air govern weather conditions on Earth. Growing in the Wind focuses on five major weather elements: energy, temperature, moisture, pressure, and wind and how these factors govern ecosystems and habitation of Earth. Emphasis is also given to human impacts on weather and climate. The lectures (2, one-hour lectures each week) are organized around the central theme that the unequal distribution of incoming solar energy (both spatially and temporally) produces temperature and pressure contrast at the Earth's surface and in the atmosphere that in turn cause storms and control the weather and climate. Computer lab exercises (1, two-hour lab each week) will reinforce concepts learned in lecture. No prerequisites are required. A sincere interest in the environment helps. The course will be offered each fall semester.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.