Course Descriptions

GEG 103 - Extreme Weather Lab

1 Credit

Extreme Weather Lab explores the hands-on, practical applications of basic knowledge gained in the companion course, GEG 104 Weather and Climate. Exercises involve use of maps, atlases, weather maps and charts, radar and satellite data, observational weather data and measure, and using the above mentioned for creating an operational weather forecast. This course fulfills the MCC requirement for a natural science elective.

Prerequisite or co-requisite: GEG 104.

Learning Attributes: GR

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

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

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

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Locate and identify major political units and physical features important to Extreme Weather.
2. Diagram the basic structure of Earth’s atmosphere.
3. Measure meteorological properties (e.g., temperature, humidity, dew point, pressure, cloud cover) needed to document changes in the state of the atmosphere.
4. Diagram the spatial and temporal concepts of atmospheric circulation at various scales.
5. Interpret weather maps.
6. Illustrate the properties and behaviors of principal weather systems.
7. Use weather maps to experiment in plotting surface weather maps.
8. Explain the spatial and temporal distribution of Earth’s energy budget.
9. Relate interactions between humans and the environment.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Intersession 2021
Spring Semester 2021