Subject: Physics
Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 2 only
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Physics and Engin Physics


An introduction to the processes underlying observed weather phenomena. Topics include thermodynamic processes; stability and convection; radiation and heat budget. The dynamics of the atmosphere and its circulation are described, and related to synoptic meteorology. Weather forecasting is discussed. There are projects on weather observation and forecasting.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 223 or 225 or 276; PHYS 115 and 117 (formerly PHYS 111), or PHYS 115 and 125 (formerly PHYS 121) or GE 125 and PHYS 155.

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