Earth and Planetary Sciences 132. Introduction to Meteorology and Climate
Physical concepts necessary to understand atmospheric structure and motion. Phenomena studied include the formation of clouds and precipitation, solar and terrestrial radiation, dynamical balance of the large-scale wind, and the origin of cyclones. Concepts developed for understanding today's atmosphere are applied to understanding the record of past climate change and the prospects for climate change in the future.
Prerequisite: Mathematics 21 or Applied Mathematics 21a and 21b; Physics 11 (no longer offered) or 15 or Physical Sciences 12; or permission of instructor.
Notes: EPS 132 is also offered as ES 132. Students may not take both for credit. This course fulfills the EPS sub-discipline requirement of Oceans and Atmosphere(s).