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Meteorology Laboratory
METEOROLOG LAB
CLASS CODE: PH 137L CREDITS:  1 FEE:  $5.00
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: PHYSICS
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Physical Science requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Laboratory is designed to give the student experience in observing and analyzing basic meteorological phenomena.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Temperature, pressure, relative humidity, wind, fronts, precipitation, forecasting, thunderstorms, hurricanes, tornadoes, clouds, and internet experiences.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1.Learn terminology used by meteorologists to describe the physics and properties of the atmosphere.
2.Learn fundamental theories that explain the driving forces behind weather, weather systems, and the physical processes and characteristics of the atmosphere.
3.Have the ability to converse intellectually with others on meteorological topics and understand relevant articles from newspapers and magazines like Weatherwise, Discover, and Scientific American.
4.Describe the methodology of modern science and the relationship between observation and theory.
5.Examine how science, its methods, axioms, and philosophy have changed over the years.
6.Integrate several disciplines: Science, math, English, physics.
7.Express their knowledge and ideas through written language.
8.Work effectively together with others that have a wide rand of intellectual backgrounds.
9.Analyze both the scientific and philosophical consequences of scientific theories.
10.Analyze methods of forecasting and the accuracy involved and do their own forecasting.
11.Make daily weather observations then compare those to instrumentation of basic elements and professional forecasts.
12.Participate in the methodology by performing laboratory exercises.
13.Repeat some of the most important experiments of meteorology.
14.Determine the relationships between the observational and reality in dealing with changing weather concepts.
REQUIREMENTS: Scientific calculators (graphing-calculators are not required) will be utilized and the students must procure their own. Grades will be determined by attendance, participation, projects, group-working and completion of the laboratory assignments. Must be taken with PH 137.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003