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Meteorology Part 1

Course Numbers: 2452 (0.50)(H) | 2453 (0.50)(C)
Type: HS
Area: Science & Engineering
Counted In GPA: 1
Count In Honor Roll: 0

Meteorology Part 1: In the course, students will study the foundations of weather and climate. Students will develop an understanding of the structure and function of the atmosphere including the dynamics between its matter and energy and their effect on weather and climate systems. Students will study the major components of weather such as temperature, humidity, air pressure, precipitation, and global winds. Course content will also explore air pollution, global climate change and provide students with a basic understanding of weather forecasting. Research projects, oral presentations, and labs will be major components of the course. Students will also study the social, economic and environmental consequences of climate change in addition to career choices in meteorology such as Weather Forecasters, Atmospheric Researchers, Climatologists, and Forensic Meteorologists. As an honors level course, content will be covered at an accelerated pace. Students will study topics at a deeper level and will be expected to complete more independent coursework and assignments.