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ATMO 101: Introduction to Weather and Climate (3 credits)

Course Description

Introductory (DP) Diversification Physical Science course for all undergraduates in any major. A non-mathematical introduction to basic atmospheric variables, Earth's past climates, global warming, air pollution, El Nino, hurricanes, tornadoes, and forecasting weather in Hawai'i. (3 hours lecture)

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the components, processes and resulting weather patterns in the atmosphere.
  • Interpret the components of weather maps, and forecast weather.
  • Apply the scientific method and theories and concepts of meteorology (atmospheric physics) to explain major weather systems.
  • Explain critically the relationship between humans and the atmospheric environment.

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