Physics - Environmental Science

Courses

PHEV 141 [WI] Atmospheric Science I: Climate and Global Change 3.0 Credits

Covers the atmosphere and its structure and variations, the greenhouse effect, ozone depletion, the influence of weather on humans, air pollution, and acid rain. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PHEV 142 [WI] Atmospheric Science I Laboratory 1.0 Credit

Introduces climate analysis and methods. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PHEV 143 Atmospheric Science II: Weather Analysis and Forecasting 3.0 Credits

Covers the atmosphere and its properties, weather systems, severe weather, hurricanes, and weather forecasting.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PHEV 144 [WI] Atmospheric Science II Laboratory 1.0 Credit

Introduces meteorological analysis and forecasting methods. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PHEV 145 Weather I: Climate and Global Change 4.0 Credits

Introduction to the Earth's atmosphere and climate system including the structure and interaction of the components of this system. Students learn basic meteorological ideas and concepts. Special topics include weather satellite and Doppler radar imagery, daily weather discussions, the greenhouse effect and ozone depletion.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PHEV 146 Weather II: Analysis and Forecasting 4.0 Credits

Course covers real problems of weather analysis and forecasting. Components focus on surface and upper-air weather maps, westerlies and the jet stream, mid-latitude cyclones, thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes. Special topics include weather instruments and observations, atmospheric optics and climate analyses.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PHEV 346 Atmospheric Dynamics 3.0 Credits

Covers equations of motion on a rotating earth; balanced horizontal motion and the thermal wind relation; equation of continuity; mechanism of pressure change; application of circulation and vorticity to atmospheric motion, viscosity, turbulence, and diffusion; and energy and stability relationships.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: MATH 200 [Min Grade: D] and PHYS 211 [Min Grade: D]

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