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2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS 240 Atmospheric Structure and Circulation

This course is a technical survey of the atmosphere that applies elementary math and physics concepts to the three-dimensional structure of the atmosphere. Topics to be covered include planetary, regional and local circulations; weather systems; atmospheric radiation; precipitation physics; and thermodynamics. This course also includes a one-hour weekly lab section during which students will learn basic weather analysis, including meteorological data decoding (METAR and RAOB), thermodynamic diagrams, cloud types and precipitation/visibility obscurations. PHYS 143 Introduction to Meteorology  is recommended but not required as a prerequisite.
Pre-requisite(s): MATH 180 Calculus I  and PHYS 150 Physics I .
Lab fee will be required
Terms Offered: Fall
Offered Distance Learning: No
Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Science
SUNY General Education Designation(s): Natural Science
Credits: 4
Contact Hours:
Lecture: 3
Lab: 2