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ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

ENVS-460 Climatology (3) Course Level: Undergraduate

Climatology (3) This course investigates the physical and energetic exchange mechanisms within the atmosphere through time and space. Climate is examined by reconstructing the past and modeling future trends. Emphasis is placed on large-scale climate patterns, but the processes involved in storm front development also are explored. Topics covered include atmosphere-ocean interaction, wind circulation patterns, atmospheric water vapor and temperature, hurricane and tornado development, and the climate's impact on humans and their response to it. Crosslist: ENVS-660. Usually Offered: alternate springs.