ATMS 103

Introduction to Meteorology (3 credit hours)

Lightning Strike

This course is one of two introductory courses in meteorology. Unlike ATMS 171/173, this class does not contain a laboratory section. ATMS 103 satisfies the "scientific perspectives" requirement for the UNCA Liberal Arts Core (LAC). The class sizes range from around 10 up to a maximum of 20. Many potential ATMS majors take this course during their first or second semester at UNCA.

Topics in this physics based course cover a broad range of areas, including radiation, temperature, humidity, weather forecasting, thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, climate, and climate change. The material is delivered primarily in lecture format, though I do a lot of in class work as well as field observation.

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