ENGR 110: Design Your Engineering Experience
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The overall goal of this course will be to help you gain an understanding of mid-latitude, synoptic scale weather systems. We will study the structure and the evolution of these weather systems, with the overall goal of obtaining a better understanding of the processes which impact their development. The term “weather systems” need not solely apply to synoptic scale phenomena, thus our goal will be to also look at a number of mesoscale phenomena (eg., supercells, tornadoes and hurricanes). [Winter Term]
This course provides an introduction into the analysis of both surface-based and remotely-sensed meteorological data. The development and application of operational numerical forecast models will be discussed. Techniques for the prediction of both synoptic and mesoscale meteorological phenomena will also be presented. [Fall Term]
CLIMATE 463: Air Pollution Meteorology
Over the past decade, considerable progress has been made in the reduction of anthropogenic pollution emissions, as well as the subsequent ambient concentrations. In time, however, we continue to discover new pollutants which are found to stress the human health and our physical environment. The understanding of the cycling of some species is complicated by the fact that these species have both anthropogenic (related to human activities) and natural emissions sources.
Meteorology represents one of the major influences that determines the scale and magnitude of the impact of releases of pollutants. This course will present an overview of pollutants of concern and the policies that have been put into place to control their impact on human health and the environment. This course will predominantly look at global, regional and local meteorological processes which control the transport, transformation and fate of anthropogenic pollutants. [Winter Term]