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Dale R Durran
ATM S 101
Seattle Campus


The earth's atmosphere, with emphasis on weather observations and forecasting. Daily weather map discussions. Highs, lows, fronts, clouds, storms, jet streams, air pollution, and other features of the atmosphere. Physical processes involved in weather phenomena. Intended for nonmajors. Offered: AWSpS.

Class description

Purpose of the course: to develop an understanding of the weather and related atmospheric phenomena. the emphasis will be on understanding how and why things happen, not the memorization of terminology.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

interactive participation by students during the large class sessions will enhanced using radio frequency "clickers".

Recommended preparation

High-school physical science.

Class assignments and grading

Weekly homeworks, two midterms and a final.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Dale R Durran
Date: 03/03/2008