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Atmospheric Science Summer 2018 Courses

The following undergraduate and graduate Atmospheric Science courses will be offered for the Summer 2018 semester. View the official University of Kansas Schedule of Classes for full information. Not every class is offered every semester. View future course offerings on our Semester Planning page. Fall 2018 Atmospheric Science classes are listed here. 

Atmospheric Science 105 - Introductory Meteorology ( 5 / GE3N LFE NE ) Summer 2018
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. 
Satisfies: Goal 3 Natural Sciences (GE3N) ,  Lab and Field Experiences (LFE) ,  N Natural Science (N) ,  NE Earth Sciences PC (NE)

 

Atmospheric Science 220 - Unusual Weather ( 3 / GE11 GE3N NE ) Summer 2018
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. 
Satisfies: Goal 1 Outcome 1 (GE11) ,  Goal 3 Natural Sciences (GE3N) ,  N Natural Science (N) ,  NE Earth Sciences PC (NE) 

 

Atmospheric Science 321 - Climate and Climate Change ( 3 / ) Summer 2018
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. 
Satisfies: N Natural Science (N) 
Atmospheric Science 606 - Forecastng Pract-Private Indus ( 2 / AE61 ) Summer 2018

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. 
Satisfies: Goal 6 Outcome 1 (AE61) ,  N Natural Science (N) 

 

Atmospheric Science 607 - Forecstg Intern-Natnl Wthr Srv ( 2 / AE52 AE61 ) Summer 2018
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. 
Satisfies: Goal 5 Outcome 2 (AE52) ,  Goal 6 Outcome 1 (AE61) ,  N Natural Science (N) 

 

Atmospheric Science 690 - Special Problems in Meteorolgy ( 1-3 / ) Summer 2018
Prerequisite: Nine hours in meteorology. 
Satisfies: N Natural Science (N) 

 

Atmospheric Science 699 - Undergraduate Research ( 2 / AE61 ) Summer 2018
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. 
Satisfies: Goal 6 Outcome 1 (AE61) ,  U Undesignated elective (U) 

 

Atmospheric Science 898 - Readings in Atmospheric Scienc ( 1-4 ) Summer 2018

Independent readings of special problems in Atmospheric Science.

 

Atmospheric Science 899  - Master's Thesis ( 1-10 ) Summer 2018
Thesis credit. Graded on a satisfactory progress/limited progress/no progress basis.

 

 

 


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