EAS 3411

EAS 3411

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021. Courses of Study 2021-2022 is scheduled to publish by July 1.

Students will develop familiarity with concepts in atmospheric thermal dynamics and hydrostatics through quantitative visualizations of atmospheric data. Through the semester, they will progress from interactive activities and discussions based around computational 'notebooks' to developing their own pedagogical visualization of an atmospheric concept, phenomenon, or event.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Corequisite: EAS 3410.

Outcomes
  • Apply concepts of sustainability to the analysis of one or more major challenges facing humans and the Earth's resources.
  • Strengthen students' conceptual connection between the mathematical tools used to describe atmospheric thermodynamics and hydrostatics and the meteorological data and maps that are commonly used to present and discuss these ideas.
  • Provide practice and experience in accessing and manipulating atmospheric datasets using Python.
  • Quantitatively interpret maps, graphs, and animations of atmospheric quantities in terms of fundamental concepts in atmospheric thermodynamics, such as gas laws related to dry and moist air, and hydrostatics, such as thickness, hypsometric equations and thermodynamic charts.
  • Download, access, and manipulate commonly used atmospheric datasets including forecast and reanalysis products: Design their own pedagogical visualizations to explain specific concepts or phenomena.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 18488EAS 3411  LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 18489EAS 3411  LAB 402

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person