Learning Outcomes

Students that earn a PSU BS Meteorology degree will be able to:

1. Explain meteorological phenomena at various scales in terms of basic physical and dynamic process including: radiative forcing, thermodynamics, microphysics, electricity, and optics.

2. Plot, analyze and interpret weather maps, charts, and meteorological diagrams.

3. Explain the design, strengths, weaknesses, and use of observational systems.

4. Produce and explain short and medium term weather forecasts based on sound meteorological principles.

5. Derive and interpret equations that describe atmospheric motions and dynamic processes for various spatial and temporal scales.

6. Explain climate phenomena including global circulations, past and current climate, and basic physical mechanisms, responsible for climate change.

7. Apply mathematical and statistical techniques to Earth systems data through scientific programming and meteorological software packages.

8. Explain scientific ideas, results, and weather information through written and oral communication to technical and general audiences.

9. Integrate and use meteorological knowledge and techniques in real-world applications.