2021-2022 Brenau University Catalog 
    
    Aug 09, 2022  
2021-2022 Brenau University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PS 111 - Meteorology/Climatology w/ Lab *

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The focus of this course is to educate students about the infinite variety of weather phenomenon and patterns that affect us every day of our lives. This course will address the foundation of what weather is and the difference between weather and climate. The course will describe the composition of the atmosphere, the relationship between atmospheric pressure, temperature and altitude. Students then study solar and terrestrial radiation and the nature of temperature. Moisture, relative humidity and the importance of atmospheric stability in the formation of weather patterns will also be discussed. The student will study the hydrologic cycle to understand how water gets distributed through the atmosphere and around the world. The class will address the importance of atmospheric pressure and its relationship to the creation of wind patterns around the globe. Students will gain practical experience through various online labs designed to reinforce course content.



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