This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of atmospheric science: basic atmospheric structure and composition; the earth’s solar radiation and heat energy budgets; the large-scale circulation of the global atmosphere; evolution of mid-latitude weather systems; severe weather meteorology; hurricane evolution; the earth’s climate system, greenhouse effect, and global warming; stratospheric ozone depletion; air pollution; atmospheric moisture content measures; cloud formation and types; atmospheric stability.

3.0Credits