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PSI:123Meteorology3

This physical science course introduces the student to the basic concepts involved in the analysis of weather phenomena on the global and local scale. Topics include, heat balance, atmospheric stability, precipitation processes, pressure systems, air masses, fronts, clouds, the jet stream, air-ocean interaction (El Nino and La Nina), thunderstorm and severe weather, hurricanes, and an introduction to weather forecasting. Particular attention devoted to current weather analysis. Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.