ENVI 100
Introduction to Weather and Climate Spring 2019
Division III
Cross-listed GEOS 100 / ENVI 100
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How is it that we have such a hard time predicting if it’s going to rain next week, but we can be confident in projections of future climate change decades from now? This course will explore the atmosphere and how air moves and changes, understanding the wind, clouds, precipitation, and extreme events (including thunderstorms, hurricanes, and tornados) that form our weather. Building off of our understanding of the atmosphere, we’ll look at longer time scales to develop a basic understanding of earth’s climate, global heat and moisture transport, climate change, and the ways that oceans and glaciers interact with the climate. We will look at weather and climate models to learn how to scientists and meteorologists predict future conditions. Labs will include local field trips, bench top experiments, and learning how to run a climate model on a computer.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 40
Expected: 40
Class#: 3910
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: class participation, labs, one midterm and a final exam
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: first-years and sophomores
Distributions: Division III
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
GEOS 100 Division III ENVI 100 Division III
Attributes: EXPE Experiential Education Courses

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