ATM SCI 240: Introduction to Atmospheric Science

Spring 2019
M W 11:00am – 12:15pm
EMS E150

Professor Jon Kahl
EMS W435

Course Description

Quantitative approach to understanding fundamental concepts in meteorology. Radiation, heat balance of the atmosphere, thermodynamics, horizontal motion, general circulation, atmospheric observations, clouds, weather map analysis.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Become familiar with basic concepts in physical, synoptic and dynamic meteorology
  • Gain the ability to solve meteorological problems using appropriate quantitative physical and mathematical methods
  • Gain an understanding of the physical significance of quantitative meteorological concepts.

To comply with a Higher Learning Commission requirement, the course syllabus will provide information on the investment of time by an average student to achieve the learning goals of the course.

The amount of time that an average student should expect to spend on this class is given below.

37 hours Time in the classroom (face to face instruction)
107 hours Time completing Assignments

The total number of hours 144.