This course analyzes the elements and controls of weather on the earth's surface including the extent and composition of the atmosphere, atmospheric heating and cooling, pressure and winds, moisture and precipitation. An introduction to weather forecasting techniques and a descriptive analysis of world climate regions.An introduction to global climate change, past, present, and analysis of possible future climate change. Introduction to maps and basic topics in physical geography. Three lecture hours and one two-hour laboratory per week. Satisfies the Scientific Reasoning (with laboratory) for the General Education Core. Not open to students who have received credit for GGR100P, GGR101P, or GPH 101P.
This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Scientific Reasoning, Scientific Reasoning Lab