Atmospheric Science (ATMO)
1100. [GEOL 1147, 1447] Atmospheric Science Laboratory (1). Discussion and practical experience in weather analysis, methods of instrumentation, and observational meteorology. Partially fulfills core Natural Sciences requirement.
1300. [GEOL 1347, 1447] Introduction to Atmospheric Science (3). An investigation of atmospheric properties and physical processes that determine current weather events and long-term climate conditions. Partially fulfills core Natural Sciences requirement. Back to Top
2301. Weather, Climate, and Human Activities (3). Prerequisites: ATMO 1100 and 1300. Observation and analysis of the impacts of weather and climate on human activity, e.g., storms, climate change, forecasting, weather modification, health, energy, transportation. Fulfills core Technology and Applied Science requirement.
2316. Severe and Hazardous Weather (3). Prerequisites: ATMO 1100, 1300. Basic meteorology of severe or hazardous weather, focusing on events affecting the U.S., especially the Great Plains and adjacent regions of Texas.Back to Top
3301. General Meteorology (3). Prerequisites: ATMO 1100, 1300, MATH 1320. A basic study of atmospheric processes and the principles that control them. Fulfills core Technology and Applied Science requirement.Back to Top
4300. Independent Studies in Atmospheric Science (3). Prerequisites: ATMO 1100, 1300, and consent of instructor. Atmospheric sciences minors only. Independent studies in atmospheric science. May be repeated once for credit.
4312. Undergraduate Research (3). Prerequisites: Senior standing and consent of instructor. Independent research in an area of current interest in atmospheric sciences. (Writing Intensive)Back to Top
5101. Atmospheric Science Seminar (1). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Discussions of current research or selected topics of interest. May be repeated for credit.
5301. Individual Studies in Atmospheric Science (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. A structured independent graduate studies course under the guidance of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit.
5302. Weather, Climate, and Applications (3). Basic principles of atmospheric science, with particular emphasis on applications, including severe weather, air pollution, and global climate change.
5315. Atmospheric Convection (3). Observations and models of convection in the atmosphere. Governing equations for shallow and deep convection. Natural and man-made plumes. Numerical and laboratory simulation of atmospheric convection.
5316. Dynamics of Severe Storms (3). Observations and theoretical studies of severe storms. Conceptual and numerical models of storm structure and development.
5317. Wind Storm Hazards (3). Comprehensive survey of damaging storm phenomena, their analysis, forecasting, and impacts.
5319. Boundary Layer Meteorology (3). Boundary-layer turbulent transfer processes are examined, including diffusion, mixing, diabatic modification, low-level jet formation, and moisture discontinuities.
5320. Mesometeorology (3). Temporal and spatial analysis of mesoscale phenomena, including thunderstorms. Models of mesoscale circulations.
5321. Cloud and Precipitation Physics (3). Processes of cloud droplet nucleation; initial growth of droplets and cloud droplet size spectra; theories of natural precipitation processes and microphysical parameterizations.
5322. Atmospheric Electricity (3). Electrical processes in the atmosphere and in weather: ionosphere and global circuit, storm electrification, lightning physics and phenomenology, relationships between lightning and convection, measurement.
5327. Radar Meteorology (3). Applications of radar to investigation of precipitating weather systems. Emphasis is given to analysis and interpretation of radar data in conjunction with other data sources.
5328. Synoptic Meteorology (3). Basic techniques of interpreting meteorological data. Applications of analysis techniques to basic research and weather forecasting.
5331. Analysis of Geophysical Data Fields (3). The application of fourier, times series, spectral and data assimilation techniques. Review of statistical wetlands, such as compositing and regression.
5332. Regional Scale Numerical Weather Prediction (3). Regional scale dynamics, numerical solution of geophysical problems, and numerical prediction of severe weather events such as tornadic storms and flash floods.
5351. Meteorological Data Acquisition and Instrumentation Systems (3). Exploration, design, integration and application of meteorological data acquisition and instrumentation systems.
5352. Meteorologic Research Methods (3). Comprehensive survey of the meteorological research process using available data sets, current analysis and presentation methods, and interpretation and dissemination of results.
5353. Meteorologic Field Experiments (3). An overview of designing, planning, and completing atmospheric field experiments.Back to Top
6000. Master's Thesis (V1-6). Back to Top
7000. Research (V1-12).Back to Top