Course Number

GEOG 332

Course Title

Weather and Climate

Course Date

Fall 2018

Course Level


Professor or Professors' Departmental/Program Affiliation

Adam Burnett, Geography

Document Type





Many famous quotes are attributed to Benjamin Franklin, but my favorite is “some people are weatherwise but most people are otherwise.” My goal with GEOG 332: Weather and Climate is to make you weatherwise (and climatewise). Much of this course focuses on meteorological process, such as energy relationships, atmospheric circulation, and the role that such processes play in the development of day-to-day weather and ultimately long-term climate. These themes are given applied significance through exercises and discussions that emphasize data analysis and weather forecasting. Exercises range from simple problem sets to complex tasks involving data analysis and mapping. In addition, students will complete a final project in which they are given several weather maps from a significant meteorological event and asked to analyze and describe the underlying processes at work in the storm.


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