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Course Descriptions

GEG 104 - Introduction to Meteorology

3 Credits

Weather is the scientific study of atmospheric processes and patterns, and their impact on human activities. This introductory meteorology course examines the collection and analysis of meteorological data at local, regional, and global scales. Topics include heat, moisture, and wind dynamics of the atmosphere; application of satellite and radar data; development and impact of thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes; weather analysis and forecasting.

NOTE: This course meets SUNY General Education Natural Science and (Scientific Reasoning), SUNY-NSCI requirements when both GEG 103 and GEG 104 are successfully completed. GEG 103 may be taken concurrently or in a later semester, but will not have satisfied the SUNY requirement (SUNY-NSCI) until both GEG 103 and GEG 104 are successfully completed.

New SUNY General Education: SUNY - Natural Sciences (and Scientific Reasoning)

Retiring SUNY General Education: SUNY-NS - Natural Sciences (SNSC)

*NOTE: This course only meets SUNY General Education requirements when both GEG 104 and GEG 103 are successfully completed.*

MCC General Education: MCC-CT - Critical Thinking (MCT), MCC-SCI - Scientific Reasoning (MSCI)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Locate and identify major political units and physical features important to weather and climate.
2. Describe the earth-sun relationship and explain the latitudinal and seasonal distribution of Earth’s energy budget.
3. Describe the basic structure and composition of Earth’s atmosphere.
4. Illustrate the processes within Earth’s water cycle.
5. Describe the spatial and temporal concepts of atmospheric circulation at various scales.
6. Compare the properties and life cycles of principal weather systems.
7. Interpret weather maps.
8. Differentiate between weather and climate.
9. Explain the interconnections between humans and the atmosphere.
10. Differentiate between natural and anthropogenic climate forcings.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2024
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