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Fall 2014-2015
GEO 415 (QR)  

Introduction to Atmospheric Sciences

Stephan A. Fueglistaler

An introduction to atmospheric sciences. This course discusses aspects of weather and climate both from a phenomenological and analytical point of view. The course balances overview lectures (also covering topics that have high media coverage like the "Ozone Hole" and "Global Warming") with a few in-depth analyses of selected aspects. Lectures are complemented with homework based on real data, demonstrating basic data analysis techniques employed in atmospheric sciences.

Sample reading list:
J.M. Wallace & P.V. Hobbs, 2nd Edition, Atmospheric Science--An Introductory Survey
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Biweekly homework assignments that include simple numerical exercises (requires familiarity with programming basics).

Requirements/Grading:
Final Exam - 50%
Problem set(s) - 50%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20287 L01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm M W   Guyot Hall   154   Enrolled:18 Limit:30