Phys 220: Introduction to Weather and Climate
Offered in Spring 2021
Professor: Dr. J. Du
This section will be 100% digital instruction with synchronous sessions available at the time and days designated in the schedule of classes.
Schedule: Tue, Thu 01:00pm-02:15pm
The course is towards teaching basic understanding of the physics of the weather and climate processes, and the structure of circulation patterns. Specific topics include atmospheric stability, condensation and precipitation, air pressure and winds, midlatitude cyclones, thunderstorms and tornadoes, hurricanes, air pollution, climate change and more. At the end of the course, you should gain an understanding of the dynamics of Earth’s global atmosphere, how it interacts with the planet’s surface, and how it impacts human existence, learn about environmental issues related to terrestrial meteorology, understand the mechanics of storms and their life cycles, see how weather conditions are observed and measured and learn how forecasts are made.