Meteorology (MTDI)

MTDI 1200  Weather and Climate  (3)  

Basic atmospheric physical processes are investigated in order to gain a scientific understanding of atmospheric phenomena, and explore atmospheric environmental issues such as global climate change. Topics include: structure of the atmosphere, temperature, moisture, seasons, clouds and precipitation, global circulation, midlatitude cyclones, thunderstorms, tornadoes, climate zones, and global climate change. Students who have completed MTDI 1100 cannot take this course. Falls and Springs. (SIDI)

MTDI 1500  Severe and Hazardous Weather  (3)  

Addresses various scientific inquiry skills by analyzing the world's most extreme weather events in terms of their scientific basis and their economic, human and historical consequences. Topics include hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, cold waves, heat waves, floods, droughts, major air pollution events and others. Falls and Springs. (SIDI)