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- Explain meteorological phenomena at various scales in terms of basic physical and dynamic process including radiative forcing, thermodynamics, microphysics, electricity, and optics.
- Plot, analyze and interpret weather maps, charts, and meteorological diagrams.
- Explain the design, strengths, weaknesses, and use of observational systems.
- Produce and explain short- and medium-term weather forecasts based on sound meteorological principles.
- Derive and interpret equations that describe atmospheric motions and dynamic processes for various spatial and temporal scales.
- Explain climate phenomena including global circulations, past and current climate, and basic physical mechanisms, responsible for climate change.
- Apply mathematical and statistical techniques to Earth systems data through scientific programming and meteorological software packages.
- Explain scientific ideas, results, and weather information through written and oral communication to technical and general audiences.
- Integrate and use meteorological knowledge and techniques in real-world applications.