Sep 30, 2022  
2020-2021 Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEO 210 - Weather and Climate

4 Credit(s)
Weather and larger scale shifts in climate are responsible for floods, droughts, violent storms, and temperature extremes and directly impact human lives and alter landscapes across the plant. In this course we will explore how atmospheric circulation drives daily weather patterns, how ocean circulation impacts annual precipitation and temperature, and how Earth’s orbit, atmospheric composition and the position of the continents influence climate through geologic time. Through hands-on work, students will learn to read weather maps, collect meteorological data, understand local weather patterns and work with long-term climate data. The course includes experiential field and laboratory projects, including a service-learning research project.

Nat Sci.
Prerequisite(s): equivalent of M 095  or higher and GEO 101  , GEO 103  , or GEO 107  



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