EAS 6860

EAS 6860

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

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.

Comments 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.

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

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 12587EAS 6860  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
    Prerequisite: EAS 3050 or permission of instructor, multivariate calculus, and one semester of university physics. EAS 3410 and EAS 3420 are recommended, although the latter may be taken concurrently.

  • 12588EAS 6860  LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person