PHYSC 145 - Weather and Forecasting (and Lab) 4 credits
A course for the non-science major designed to introduce the student to elements of weather, meteorology, and weather forecasting with a non-mathematical approach. Topics include radiation and heating of the atmosphere, forces and wind, the general circulation, moisture and stability, fronts and cyclones. The student is introduced to basic forecast methods utilizing charts, data, radar, and satellite imagery. Contemporary topics of global warming, ozone depletion, air pollution, and El Niño are also addressed.
Offered every fall and spring semester.