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Below you will find the list of courses offered through the College's schools, departments, and programs. This list includes important information about each course, including the course description, credit hours, prerequisites, repeatability, and more. Use the filters to narrow your search.


84 courses found. Showing results 1–10.
  • EAS-A 315 Climate Engineering (3 cr.) Introduces climate engineering from a physical science perspective, delving into how and why it works. Covers the major climate engineering proposals that have been put forward, such as stratospheric sulfate aerosols and marine cloud brightening. Explores issues of distributional justice, ethics, governance, and geopolitics related to climate engineering. Credit given for only one of EAS-A 315 or GEOG-G 329.
  • EAS-A 332 Atmospheric Thermodynamics & Cloud Processes (3 cr.) P: MATH-M 211 or MATH-S 211; and one of EAS-E 122, GEOG-G 109, or GEOL-G 122. Earth's weather and climate are controlled by how heat and moisture move in the atmosphere. In this course, students learn and apply the basic physical laws that govern those processes. Topics include thermodynamic laws, principles of atmospheric stability, phase changes of water, nucleation of cloud droplets and the growth of clouds, and the use of common meteorological tools and data to interpret cloud and precipitation behavior. Credit given for only one of EAS-A 332 or GEOL-G 332.
  • EAS-A 339 Weather Analysis and Forecasting (3 cr.) P: EAS-E 122, GEOG-G 109, GEOL-G 107, or GEOL-G 122; or consent of instructor. Analysis and interpretation of meteorological data with a focus on forecasting applications for the mid-latitudes. Students learn the practical skills that weather forecasters use. Credit given for only one of EAS-A 339, GEOG-G 339, or GEOL-G 339.
  • EAS-A 340 Physical Meteorology and Climatology (3 cr.) P: Any introductory science course or consent of instructor. Provides an introduction to the physical basis of Earth's atmosphere and climate system from global to local scales, emphasizing physical processes and properties. Analyzes surface energy and water balances in varied landscapes. Covers issues related to climate change. Credit given for only one of EAS-A 340, GEOG-G 304, or GEOL-G 340.
  • EAS-A 347 Instrumentation for Atmospheric Science (3 cr.) Introduces the principles of atmospheric measurement including sampling strategies, instrumentation and data analysis to quantify atmospheric variables and processes. Covers standard meteorological techniques: ground-based, satellite and airborne remote sensing; atmospheric chemistry and aerosol measurements. Research projects in experimental design will employ field and laboratory equipment to investigate climatological and meteorological principles. Credit given for only one of EAS-A 347 or GEOL-G 347.
  • EAS-A 364 Dynamic Meteorology 1 (3 cr.) P: EAS-A 340 or GEOL-G 340 or GEOG-G 304 . The atmospheric-boundary layer is the interface between the free atmosphere and the surface. Basic meteorological theory for processes in the atmospheric boundary-layer that scale from the microscale to the mesoscale. Aerodynamic and energy budget concepts. Development and application of boundary-layer models and associated parameterizations. Lecture and laboratory format. Credit given for only one of EAS-A 364, GEOG-G 362, or GEOL-G 364.
  • EAS-A 434 Dynamic Meteorology 2 (3 cr.) P: One of EAS-A 339, EAS-A 364, GEOG-G 339, or GEOG-G 364; and one of MATH-M 212 or MATH-S 212; and one of PHYS-H 221 or PHYS-P 221. Introduction to dynamical processes at the synoptic to global scales. Principles of fluid dynamics and thermodynamics and their application to the atmosphere. Basic conservation laws and equations of motion. Topics covered also include planetary waves and blocking mechanisms, teleconnections, and the global general circulation. Credit given for only one of EAS-A 434, GEOG-G 431, or GEOL-G 434.
  • EAS-A 437 Advanced Synoptic Meteorology and Climatology (3 cr.) P: EAS-A 339, EAS-A 340, GEOG-G 304, GEOG-G 339, GEOL-G 339, or GEOL-G 340; or consent of instructor. Analysis and prediction of synoptic scale weather systems, emphasizing the mid-latitudes. Other topics include severe weather and atmospheric/oceanic teleconnections. Credit given for only one of EAS-A 437, GEOG-G 433, or GEOL-G 437.
  • New course!EAS-A 445 Climate Dynamics (3 cr.) P: Any EAS course at the 300 or 400 level; or any GEOG course at the 300 or 400 level; or consent of the instructor. Explores the dynamics of the climate system: what drives changes, why, and how do we know? Credit given for only one of EAS-A 445 or GEOG-G 407.
  • EAS-A 456 Wind Power Meteorology (3 cr.) P: EAS-A 340 or GEOG-G 304; and EAS-A 364; or consent of instructor. Explains the science of wind power meteorology with a focus on practical elements, such as how to measure wind resources, estimate wind turbine loads, and optimize wind turbine siting. Lecture and lab format with project work. Credit given for only one of EAS-A 456 or GEOL-G 456