Basic weather parameters, light and energy in the atmosphere. Topics include: atmospheric gases and their behavior; instability of the atmosphere; winds and their origin: large scale, small scale. Moisture: evaporation, condensation, clouds. Kinds of precipitation. Storms: hurricanes, thunderstorms, tornadoes. Climate and climate change. Assignments and projects will involve the use of high school algebra. Attendance is mandatory for the first two lectures. Enrolled students who fail to show up may be removed from the class list.
General Education Credit: