Atmospheric Science Major
Students in Atmospheric Science study the behavior of weather and climate while gaining experience in the analysis, interpretation, and forecasting of meteorological events. Students entering this major typically have strong academic preparation in physics and math.
EAS 1340 Weather Analysis and Forecasting
Serves as an extension of the EAS 1330 first-year majors lab. The course provides an opportunity for formal weather briefings and explores specific atmospheric storms (synoptic and mesoscale, including the climatology of each storm type) through assigned readings, map analysis, and weather discussions.
EAS 2500 Meteorological Observations and Instruments
Demonstrates methods and principles of meteorological measurements and observations including surface, free-air, and remote systems. Also presents information regarding instrument siting, mounting, and protection; instrument response characteristics, calibration, and standardization; and recorders and data logging systems. Laboratory exercises are in observation and data analysis.
EAS 2680 Climate and Global Warming
Familiarizes students from a range of disciplines with such contemporary issues in climatology as global warming and El Niño. Introduces the natural greenhouse effect, past climates, and observed and projected climate changes and impacts. Also covers natural climate variations (e.g., El Niño) and their consequences and predictability.
What recent graduates are doing
- Weather forecaster for Israeli Weather Service
- Ph.D. program in Atmospheric Sciences
- Analyst studying the role of meteorology on commodities such as citrus, coffee, and sugar