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Topics included in a course of study in the Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences include the following; for a complete description of the course topic, please check out the link above to the current school catalog.

ATM 201 INTRODUCTION TO ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES (3-0) 3 credits.

ATM 401/501 ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS (3-0) 3 credits.

ATM 403/503 BIOGEOCHEMISTRY (3-0) 3 credits.

ATM 404/504 ATMOSPHERIC THERMODYNAMICS (2-0) (3-0) 2 or 3 credits.

ATM 405/505 AIR QUALITY (3-0) 3 credits.

ATM 406/506 GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE (3-0) 3 credits.

ATM 419/519 COMPUTING METHODS IN ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES (3-0) 3 credits.

ATM 430/530 RADAR METEOROLOGY (3-0) 3 credits.

ATM 450 SYNOPTIC METEOROLOGY I (3-0) 3 credits.

ATM 455/555 SYNOPTIC METEOROLOGY II (3-0) 3 credits.

ATM 460/560 ATMOSPHERIC DYNAMICS (3-0) 3 credits.

ATM 515 EARTH SYSTEMS MODELING (3-0) 3 credits.

ATM 520 REMOTE SENSING FOR RESEARCH (3-0) 3 credits.

ATM 540 ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY (3-0) 3 credits.

ATM 570 WILDFIRE METEOROLOGY (3-0) 3 credits.

ATM 603 BIOSPHERE-ATMOSPHERE INTERACTIONS (3-0) 3 credits.

ATM 612 ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY (3-0) 3 credits.

ATM 625 SCALING IN GEOSCIENCES (3-0) 3 credits.

ATM 643 PRECIPITATION PHYSICS AND CLOUD MODIFICATION  (3-0) 3 credits.

ATM 644 NUMERICAL DYNAMICS AND PREDICTION (3-0) 3 credits.

ATM 651 MEASUREMENT AND INSTRUMENTATION (3-0) 3 credits.

ATM 660 ATMOSPHERIC DYNAMICS II (3-0) 3 credits.

ATM 670 BOUNDARY LAYER PROCESSES (3-0) 3 credits.

ATM 673 MESOMETEOROLOGY (3-0) 3 credits.

ATM 690 SEMINAR (1-0) 1 credit.

ATM 798 MASTER’S THESIS

In addition, there are sessions of Independent Study at each level which include directed study, problems, readings, directed readings, special problems and special projects. Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meeting frequency depends upon the requirements of the topic. May be repeated to a total of three (3) credit hours.
 

From time to time, a course may be offered as a SPECIAL TOPICS course, which includes current topics, advanced topics and special topics. This course is devoted to a particular issue in a specified field. Course content is not wholly included in the regular curriculum. Guest experts may serve as instructors. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students with significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement. May be repeated to a total of five (5) credit hours.

 

 

 

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