PHY-105: Weather and Our Atmosphere

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.
Listed Under Astronomy 105.
Level: 
Undergraduate
Credits: 
3
Prerequisites: 
None
Corequisites: 
None
Semester(s) offered: 
Spring
GenEd: PS

Course Schedules

Semester Sec Instructor Times / Rm
Spring 2001 Jonathan Machta
TuTh 2:30 - 3:45
Hasa 20