EAS 6860

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2014-2015.

This course will examine the atmospheric processes responsible for inducing variations in tropical weather and climate on daily to interannual timescales. Computer lab visualization and numerical modeling exercises will deepen student understanding of tropical meteorology, develop programming proficiency, and enhance scientific writing skills.

When Offered Spring. (Offered alternate years).

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: Climate dynamics (equivalent to EAS 3050 or permission of instructor), multivariate calculus, and one semester of university physics. Atmospheric thermodynamics (EAS 3410) and atmospheric dynamics (EAS 3420) are recommended, although the latter may be taken concurrently. Students enrolled in EAS 6860 will be required to use a numerical model to simulate some aspect of tropical meteorology and present their final project as an 8-12 min. conference-style presentation at the end of the semester.

Comments Co-meets with EAS 4860.

Outcomes
  • Develop and apply numerical data analysis and visualization routines.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: EAS 4860

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 12787EAS 6860  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: climate dynamics (equivalent to EAS 3050 or permission of instructor), multivariate calculus (e.g. MATH 2130, MATH 2220, or MATH 2930), and one semester of university physics. Atmospheric thermodynamics (EAS 3410) and atmospheric dynamics (EAS 3420) are recommended, although the latter may be taken concurrently.

  • 12788EAS 6860  LAB 401

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