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AHS 285. Weather Analysis and Forecasting

Credits: 2
Department: Atmospheric & Hydrologic Sciences
Description: Analysis of weather data, surface and upper air charts, and derived fields. Discussion of current weather with application of physical principles to data analysis and forecasting. Operational weather forecasting.
Prerequisites: AHS 260
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF
Lab: Integrated Lab

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Decode and interpret surface station observations.
2. Analyze surface charts and diagnose surface pressure centers and fronts.
3. Identify lifting mechanisms associated with fronts and cyclones on upper level charts.
4. Apply principles of boundary layer mixing and radiation balance to surface maximum and minimum temperature forecasting.






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