INTRODUCTION TO METEOROLOGY
This course provides a broad overview of meteorology. It will impart a knowledge of the processes that produce weather with a focus on the lower atmosphere of Earth. Topics will include: structure and composition of the atmosphere, the Earth/Sun relationship in producing weather and seasons, global circulation and motions of the atmosphere, weather patterns and prediction, severe weather (tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, etc.), and other specialized topics in the science (El Nio, air pollution, etc.).