Learning Outcomes

  • 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.