MEA 213: Introduction to Meteorology – Fall Semester Required Text: C. Donald Ahrens, Meteorology Today. Additional reading materials will be handed out in class. Course prerequisites: This course is designed for beginning meteorology students. Knowledge of high school-level algebra, geometry, trigonometry, chemistry and physics is required. Students should have basic computer usage skills including web browsers and email. Course purpose: The sequence MEA 213 (Fall semester) and MEA 214 (Spring semester) introduces students to the major concepts in meteorology and lays the foundation for more advanced courses in meteorology. Student learning outcomes: By the end of the course you should be able to do the following things: Specialist Vocabulary : Recognize and define the major terms that apply to meteorology. Structure of the atmosphere : Explain the chemical composition and vertical structure of the atmosphere. Weather maps
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