Courses in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences (DIVISION 241)

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. The Atmosphere. (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 to appreciate the forces which shape and change the climate and to understand the processes which produce atmospheric phenomenon, such as thunderstorms, tornadoes, winter snowstorms, and hurricanes. The course also considers the atmosphere as a natural resource covering aspects such as the greenhouse effect, weather and man, air pollution, acid rain, etc. (Baker)


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