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Courses

Fall semester

ATMO 449: CLIMATE MODELING, DATA ANALYSIS & APPLICATIONS

The purpose of this course is to prepare students for the increasing use of climate data and climate modeling output in decision-making and applications, which include water resources management, agricultural applications, coastal engineering, coastal sustainability, risk management etc. Cross-listed with the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department (CEE 449). Also available as SUST 449.

Spring semester

ATMO 640: PALEOCLIMATE MODEL-PROXY SYNTHESIS

The purpose of this course is to prepare the next generation of paleoclimate scientists who are well-trained in both the modeling and proxy data aspects of their science. It exposes data-focused students to climate dynamics and modeling tools and climate dynamics students to the value, nuances, and limitations of paleoclimate proxies. Developed in collaboration with J.Conroy of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Majors: ATMO, GEOG, GG, NREM, OCN, ORE. Other majors welcomed; email for overrides.

Fall/Spring semester

ATMO 101: INTRO TO WEATHER & CLIMATE

This course provides an introduction to various aspects of atmospheric science including solar radiation, global circulation, environmental issues, winds, cloud formation, stability, precipitation processes, weather systems, and severe weather. The course also
covers large-scale climate processes such as El Niño, Earth’s past climates and mechanisms of future climate change.

Fall/Spring semester

OCN 105: SUSTAINABILITY IN A CHANGING WORLD (co-instructor)

Environmentally sustainable and non-sustainable practices, and the impacts of climate change, on the development and spread of human societies from pre-history to the 1500s in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and Hawai‘i/Oceania.  Course Coordinator: Michael Guidry.