A field methods course in meteorology. On-location observation and analysis of temperature, wind fields, pressure, and dewpoint. In-field experiences with radar and satellite data, numerical model output and portable weather stations. On-location sites and corresponding curriculum may include severe storm analysis in the Great Plains, mountain weather in the White Mountains (NH) or Rocky Mountains (CO), and costal storms along the Atlantic or Gulf of Mexico coastlines. May be repeated for credit, with permission and different content, for a maximum of 9 hours.
Contemporary and emerging theory and praxis in meteorology. Variable topics such as operational weather forecasting situations and scenarios. Identifying common meterological problems and developing pragmatic approaches for solutions. Repeatable with different content for a maximum of six credit hours.