ENV-3250 Meteorology and Climatology

4 credits (with lab)

Prerequisite: CHE-1031.

This course provides a comprehensive look at the processes that interact together to form various types of weather and weather-related phenomena. The major processes that are explored include the composition of the atmosphere, atmospheric pressure and pressure gradients, atmospheric warming and cooling, atmospheric moisture and cloud formation, air movement and frontal boundaries along with a description of severe weather events such as hurricanes and tornadoes. This course also examines the link between weather and climate and how we can utilize past climate change along with current weather patterns to make predictions for future climate change.