PHYS125W
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Meteorology introduces students to the study of weather. Topics include air pressure; atmospheric optics; weather monitoring; wind and weather; thunderstorms and tornadoes; tropical weather systems; weather analysis and forecasting; climate and climate change; humidity, saturation, and stability; the atmosphere’s planetary circulation; solar and terrestrial radiation; clouds, precipitation, and weather radar; weather systems of middle latitudes; heat, temperature, and atmospheric circulation; and the origin, composition, and structure of our atmosphere. The course includes two online observations that students must complete each week by visiting the American Meteorological Society’s Online Weather Studies’ website.