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ENVS1140-A Weather and Climate    (Fall 2013)

Course Details
Course Description
About The Instructor
Course Details

Section will be taught totally online with no scheduled class meetings. Students must arrange for daily access to a computer and the Internet prior to the start of classes. Robert Morris labs are to be used only as a backup in special situations and may not be relied upon for extended periods of time. In addition to the Internet link, online classes have a large emphasis on email. All messages from the instructor and other information regarding online classes, including user ids, passwords, and login instructions will be sent to your Robert Morris University email account.
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Session, Dates: 2 (08/24/2013 - 10/18/2013)

Days: ONLINE

Time: -

Location: Internet/Online

Room:

Seats Available: Course Full, Choose another

Credits: 3

The following additional fees apply to this section:   Fully Online Fee : $150.00

Course Description

This course studies the physical and chemical properties of the Earth's atmosphere and their impact on humankind. The structure and dynamics of the troposphere, stratosphere, and ionosphere are examined. Elements of cloud formation, air masses, air pollution, and weather forecasting are reviewed. Methods for classifying and analyzing the world's climatic regions are discussed. The environmental hazards of tornadoes, chinook winds, monsoons, green house gases, and hurricanes, among others, are reviewed. Principles of scientific inquiry are integrated throughout the course.

About The Instructor

Frank R. Hanzel

Part-Time Faculty
Science


hanzel@rmu.edu
412-397-4200 phone
Hale Center 305
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