May 19, 2024  
2022-2023 APU Catalog 
    
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SC 25500 - Introduction to Weather and Climate


(4) This course is an introductory study of the principles of meteorology. The purpose of the course is to facilitate an understanding of the scientific principles that describe and predict weather and climate, and of how the atmosphere interacts with the components of the Earth systems. The intent of this course is to provide a ‘hands-on’ experience, exploring the composition and behavior of the atmosphere. Specific topics will include: energy as it relates to weather, temperature, moisture, precipitation, pressure and winds; air masses, fronts, and storms; weather predictions; and climate change and classification. The internet and outdoor viewing activities will be used to examine real-time weather conditions. The text books and additional readings cover the course content while internet and outdoor activities compose the “lab experience”. The content of the activities includes explorations using the weather portal and Comet MetEd. SI: Biological/Physical Scientific Inquiry Offered Spring Online.



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