2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Feb 29, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEOG 117 - Meteorology/Climatology

Credits: 3
Studies the composition, structure, and dynamics of the Earth’s atmosphere that influences global weather patterns. Meteorology defines weather concepts that provide the basis for forecasting, weather analysis and understanding atmospheric phenomena such as hurricanes, tornadoes and extreme weather. Discussion on human impact of the atmosphere, ozone depletion, greenhouse effect and air pollution.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand basic meteorological principles involving atmospheric pressure, temperature and moisture.
  2. Demonstrate the installation and instrumentation of a Davis portable weather station.
  3. Collect, analyze and interpret real time atmospheric data from on-site weather station.
  4. Interpret weather maps and determine past, present and future atmospheric pattern and weather.
  5. Discuss the debate current atmospheric topics including ozone depletion, greenhouse effect and local air pollution concerns.

Prerequisite: None

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