Meteorology - GR (WEAX)
WEAX 517 Advanced Meteorology 3 Credits (3,0)
A graduate-level treatment of major topics in meteorology with an emphasis on aviation weather hazards. Topics include, but are not limited to: atmospheric structure and circulation, atmospheric kinematics and thermodynamics, mid-latitude and tropical cyclones, convective and non-convective weather features, local wind phenomena, and fundamental concepts in weather analysis and forecasting. Students will also be introduced to the use of numerical weather prediction products in weather forecasting. Assignments and projects will focus on conducting basic atmospheric analysis and forecasting using internet-based weather data and forecasting products, and provide the student with practical experience in making informed weather-sensitive decisions.