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Atmospheric Science Fall 2018 Courses

The following undergraduate and graduate Atmospheric Science courses will be offered for the Fall 2018 semester. Select class title to view descriptions, instructors, sections, and more. View the official University of Kansas Schedule of Classes for filtering options. Not every class is offered every semester. View future course offerings on our Semester Planning page. 

ATMO 105 Introductory Meteorology
A lecture and laboratory course introducing students to the atmosphere, weather and climate phenomena, and their controlling physical processes. Topics covered include: the structure of the atmosphere, energy and energy budgets, climate and climate change, air pollution, clouds and precipitation, pressure and wind systems, severe weather, and weather forecasting. LEC.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Stachnik, Justin
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM SUM 427 - LAWRENCE
5 10296
LBN Wermter, Joseph
MW 10:00-11:50 AM LIN 225 - LAWRENCE
5 10298
LBN Stessman, Morgan
MW 12:00-01:50 PM LIN 225 - LAWRENCE
5 17624
LBN Chrisler, Brett
TuTh 12:00-01:50 PM LIN 225 - LAWRENCE
5 15482
LBN Chrisler, Brett
TuTh 02:00-03:50 PM LIN 225 - LAWRENCE
5 10299
LBN Stessman, Morgan
MW 02:00-03:50 PM LIN 225 - LAWRENCE
5 14983
LBN Wermter, Joseph
MW 08:00-09:50 AM LIN 225 - LAWRENCE
5 10297
LEC Winegar, Levi
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
5 18135

ATMO 220 Unusual Weather
An introductory lecture course which surveys the general principles and techniques of atmospheric science and illustrates their application through discussions of natural but unusual weather phenomena such as blizzards, hurricanes, tornados, and chinooks, of the effects of air pollution on weather, and of intentional human alteration of the atmosphere. LEC.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC McMichael, Lucas
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM LIN 317 - LAWRENCE
3 19071
LEC Cady, Timothy
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 18137

ATMO 321 Climate and Climate Change
This course is designed to introduce students to the nature of the Earth's physical climate. It introduces the basic scientific concepts underlying our understanding of our climate system. Particular emphasis is placed on energy and water balances and their roles in evaluating climate change. The course also evaluates the impact of climate on living organisms and the human environment. Finally, past climates are discussed and potential future climate change and its impact on humans is evaluated. (Same as GEOG 321.) Prerequisite: ATMO 105 or GEOG 104. LEC.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Vanderveen, Cornelis
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM LIN 228 - LAWRENCE
3 22130
LEC Matheny, Clayton
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 23107

ATMO 499 Honors Course in Atmospheric Science
Open to students with nine hours of upper level credit in Atmospheric Science, an average of at least 3.5 in all Atmospheric Science courses, and an overall average of at least 3.25. Includes the preparation of an honors paper and its defense before a committee of a least two regular faculty members. LEC.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Braaten, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2-3 14984
LEC Brunsell, Nathaniel
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2-3 14985
LEC Mechem, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2-3 16174
LEC Rahn, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2-3 19072
LEC Stachnik, Justin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2-3 23743

ATMO 505 Weather Forecasting
A first course in synoptic meteorology designed to introduce students to weather analysis and forecasting through the application of hydrodynamic and thermodynamic principles to operational analysis and forecasting. Topics include analysis and interpretation of surface and upper-air observations and data from satellites, radars, and wind profilers; chart and sounding analysis; and three-dimensional, conceptual models of weather systems. The course includes student-led weather briefings and analysis exercises. Prerequisite: ATMO 105 and MATH 125 or MATH 115. LEC.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Stachnik, Justin
TuTh 02:30-03:45 PM LIN 228 - LAWRENCE
3 10300

ATMO 606 Forecasting Practicum - Private Industry
Practical experience in private industry working with current and/or archived meteorological data. Possibilities include the preparation of forecasts for TV stations and meteorological consulting firms, and working with environmental consulting firms to assess air pollution hazards. May be repeated two times for credit. Credit for ATMO 605, ATMO 606, and ATMO 607 is limited to a total of eight hours, six of which may be counted toward a degree in atmospheric science. Prerequisite: ATMO 605. INT.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
INT Braaten, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2 22128

ATMO 607 Forecasting Intern - National Weather Service
Practical experience working in a National Weather Service forecasting center in analyzing weather data and preparing weather forecasts. May be repeated two times for credit. Credit for ATMO 605, ATMO 606, and ATMO 607 is limited to a total of eight hours, six of which may be counted toward a degree in atmospheric science. Prerequisite: ATMO 605. INT.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
INT Braaten, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2 22129

ATMO 640 Dynamic Meteorology
This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of fluid dynamics necessary for understanding large scale atmospheric motions. Fundamental physical laws of conservation of mass, momentum and energy are examined and applied to atmospheric flows. Rotation in the atmosphere is examined quantitatively in terms of both circulation and vorticity. Prerequisite: MATH 127 and PHSX 214 or PHSX 212 and PHSX 236. LEC.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Mechem, David
MW 09:00-10:15 AM LIN 226 - LAWRENCE
3 10301

ATMO 650 Advanced Synoptic Meteorology
Analysis and interpretation of synoptic weather charts including treatment of numerical weather forecasting. Prerequisite: ATMO 630 and ATMO 660. LEC.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Rahn, David
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM LIN 401 - LAWRENCE
3 21003

ATMO 680 Physical Meteorology
This course is designed to enhance the student's understanding of atmospheric processes through the study of these processes at molecular through micro scales. Topics include the properties and behavior of gases; transfer processes; phase change; solar and earth radiation; cloud drop, ice crystal and precipitation formation; atmospheric electricity; stratospheric chemistry. Prerequisite: MATH 223; PHSX 214, or PHSX 212 and PHSX 236. LEC.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Mechem, David
MW 01:00-02:15 PM LIN 228 - LAWRENCE
3 27982

ATMO 690 Special Problems in Meteorology
Prerequisite: Nine hours in meteorology. IND.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Braaten, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 10302
IND Brunsell, Nathaniel
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 14448
IND Mechem, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 16175
IND Rahn, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 19073
IND Stachnik, Justin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 23745

ATMO 697 Seminar for Seniors
Current research in atmospheric science will be discussed. May be repeated for a total of two credit hours. Prerequisite: Senior level in atmospheric science. LEC.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Braaten, David
M 04:00-05:15 PM LIN 405 - LAWRENCE
1 10303

ATMO 699 Undergraduate Research
Work on a research project under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite: Nine credit hours in atmospheric science. May be taken up to three times for credit. IND.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Braaten, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2 10304
IND Brunsell, Nathaniel
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2 14449
IND Mechem, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2 16176
IND Rahn, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2 19074
IND Stachnik, Justin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2 10305

ATMO 710 Atmospheric Dynamics
Presentation of contemporary approaches to the study of atmospheric dynamics. May include methodologies that provide insight into global, synoptic, mesoscale or microscale motions. Prerequisite: ATMO 660 or equivalent. LEC.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Rahn, David
TuTh 04:00-05:15 PM LIN 226 - LAWRENCE
3 28078

ATMO 898 Readings in Atmospheric Science
Independent readings of special problems in Atmospheric Science. IND.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Braaten, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 22138
IND Brunsell, Nathaniel
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 22139
IND Mechem, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 22140
IND Rahn, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 22141
IND Stachnik, Justin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 22154

ATMO 899 Master's Thesis
Thesis credit. Graded on a satisfactory progress/limited progress/no progress basis. THE.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
THE Braaten, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 17153
THE Brunsell, Nathaniel
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 16900
THE Mechem, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 17154
THE Rahn, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 19075
THE Tucker, Donna
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 17155
THE Stachnik, Justin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 23747

 

 

 


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