Although AOSS 202 is offered through the College of Engineering, the course is approved by LS&A to earn LS&A credits and may be used to meet Natural Science distribution requirements. Other Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences courses are listed in the COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING BULLETIN, and in the Time Schedule as part of the offerings of the College of Engineering in the AOSS subsection and may be elected by LS&A students as a part of non-LS&A course work. These other courses do not help meet LS&A distribution requirements. Students who have a serious professional interest in the field should consult the department (2233 Space Research Building, 764-3335).
202. Weather and Climate. (3). (NS).
The focus of the course is on understanding the basic nature and behavior of the earth's atmosphere. Students learn to relate features revealed on the daily weather maps to atmospheric processes and characteristics. They learn, also, to appreciate the forces which shape and change the climate and to understand the processes which produce atmospheric phenomena, such as tornadoes. The course studies the atmosphere as a natural resource, stressing important aspects, such as the greenhouse effect, weather and man, air pollution, acid rain, etc. The grade is determined from two hour exams, a final, and weekly homework exercises. [Cost:2] [WL:1] (Baker)
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