Syllabus - Introductory Meteorology Geography/IDIS 191...

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Introductory Meteorology Geography/IDIS 191 – Spring 2008 Instructor : Deanna van Dijk NH 079 526-6510 E-mail: dvandijk@calvin.edu Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11am-noon; or by appointment. Lectures : North Hall 064, 12:30-1:20pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday Lab : North Hall 053, 1:30-4:20 pm on Wednesday. Catalog Description : This course is a study of the atmosphere and the complex processes that control weather and climate. Special attention is given to: The different forms of energy that are operative in the atmosphere and how these control temperature; the various optical phenomena that are observed in the atmosphere; the hydrologic cycle and the mechanisms of cloud formation and precipitation; air pressure and the winds that result from its differences at the surface and aloft; and the formation of air masses and their movement as frontal systems. Human interactions with atmospheric processes will be examined, including the topics of air pollution, hurricanes, tornadoes, ozone depletion, global warming, acid rain, and photochemical smog. Laboratory. Prerequisite: High-school chemistry or equivalent. Textbook : Ahrens, C. Donald (2007). Meteorology Today: An introduction to weather, climate, and the environment . Eighth edition. Thomson Brooks/Cole (Pacific Grove, CA), 544 p. KnightVision : This course has an active KnightVision site for announcements, posting grades, links to relevant internet sites, helpful documents, and more. Course Evaluation
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