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Courses

METE 4006
Meteorology Introduction
Three credit hours.  Elementary course of general meteorology. Pre-requisites:  FISI 3012 or FISI 3152 or FISI 3162 or FISI 3172 (General Physics II)

METE 4007 Meteorological Measures
One credit hour.  Meteorological measures laboratory.
Pre-requisites:  METE 4006.

METE 4008 Physic Meteorology
Three credit hours.  Study of the radiation measures, electricity and dynamics of the atmosphere. Pre-requisites:  METE 4006 and MATE 3063 (Calculus III).

METE 4057 Atmospheric Thermodynamic
Three credit hours.  Formal discussion of the thermodynamic classic laws of applied to meteorological problems. Pre-requisites:  FISI 3172 (Gen. Physics II), MATE 3063 (Calc. III).

METE 4061 Dynamic Meteorology
Three credit hours.  Formal discussion of equations of continuity and conservation of energy applied to the fundamental description of the meteorology of the average latitudes.  Basic aspects of the dynamics of the tropical atmosphere will be discussed. Pre-requisites:  FISI 3172 (Gen. Physics II), METE 4006 (Met. Int.), MATE (Calc. III). Co-requisite:  MATE 4009 (Ord. Dif. Equations)

METE 4071   Synoptic Meteorology
Three credit hours.  Synoptic meteorology has traditionally been concerned with the analysis and prediction of large-scale weather systems, such as extratropical cyclones and their associated fronts and jet streams. An important aim of synoptic training is to acquaint the student with the structure and behavior of the real atmosphere. This is accomplished formally through coursework and informally through the maintenance of a facility for display of weather information including station reports, satellite pictures, and a wide variety of weather maps and prognostic charts.   co-requisites: METE 4061

METE 4081   Mesoscale Meteorology
Three credit hours.  Mesoscale meteorology is the study of atmospheric phenomena with typical spatial scales between 10 and 1000 km. Examples of mesoscale phenomena include thunderstorms, gap winds, downslope windstorms, land-sea breezes, and squall lines. Many of the weather phenomena that most directly impact human activity occur on the mesoscale. Research in mesoscale meteorology has been spurred by recent advances in observational and numerical modeling capabilities that have greatly improved the tools used by atmospheric scientists to study mesoscale weather systems.

METE 5052 Advanced Dynamic Meteorology
Three credit hours.
*Pre-requisites: METE 4061 (Meteor. Din. I), MATE 4009 (Ord. Dif. Equations)

GEOL 3105   Images of Planet Earth
This course is an introduction to the new, rapidly evolving, and interdisciplinary field of Earth System Science. It emphasizes the ideas of Earth as a planet within the solar system and the interactions among its main components; the geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere. It also presents the different processes related to climate and global change. Studying Earth as a system is accomplished with the analysis of remote sensing data. Digital images acquired by airborne and space-based sensors are used throughout the course.
Three credit hours. NO pre-requisites


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