Gregory J Hakim
ATM S 101
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.
The goal of this course is to develop your understanding of the weather and related atmospheric phenomena. We will emphasize understanding how and why things happen, and use a daily review of current weather to provide real-time examples of topics discussed in lecture.
Student learning goals
Why and how clouds and precipitation form
Know how to read weather maps
Understand basics for severe weather (thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes)
How to forecast the weather
Understand the greenhouse effect and global warming
General method of instruction
Lectures will involve handwriting on overhead projectors and computer graphics and animations.
Class assignments and grading
Weekly quizzes and homework assignments, one midterm, and a final exam
20% homework, 25% quizzes, 25% midterm, 30% final