Meteorology

Prerequisites:

Physics and Chemistry

Credit:

0.5

Grade Level:

11, 12

This class is designed to give students an overview of the composition of the atmosphere and how it relates to the weather found on Earth. The following topics will be analyzed: the heating of the Earth’s surface and atmosphere, moisture and atmospheric stability, forms of condensation and precipitation, air pressure and winds, circulation of the atmosphere, air masses, weather patterns, thunderstorms and tornadoes, hurricanes, and an introduction to weather forecasting an analysis. For many of these topics, a study of how the field of aviation is affected by different aspects of weather will be applied.