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Welcome to Introduction to Meteorology
Meteorology is a fascinating field that changes almost daily. Weather is an event that impacts our daily lives as well as our long-term future, and many mysteries still abound as we strive to become more knowledgeable about our Earth, her atmosphere, her oceans, and all of the little nuances that connect them all together. This course is being designed to help students build a solid foundation for future learning in the Atmospheric Sciences. We will cover everything from the planet's early weather to major atmospheric events and climate change.
Within this course you will find lectures, readings (from both the Meteorology Wikibook and Wikipedia), activities/projects, and assignments based on answering questions pertaining to the reading.
This course is being developed by students of an informal meteorology class, and it should be completed by May 2013.
Level: Secondary and Undergraduate
Suggested Prerequisites: It is recommended that you have the following. If you have not brushed up on your skills in awhile or you are still in the learning process, you are encouraged to participate in additional Wikiversity math and science resources before proceeding to more advanced study in meteorology.
- Basic Algebraic understanding
- Some exposure to basic Physics and Chemistry
Total Time Investment:
Student Learning Goals
Following the end of this course, students should be able to:
Describe the earth in its relationship to the sun and the sun's effect on the earth's short-term weather, explain the structure and composition of the atmosphere, atmospheric phenomena, atmospheric dynamics, causes of changes in atmospheric conditions, read basic weather maps, and explain the relationship of meteorology to other sciences.
Learning materials and learning projects are located in the main Wikiversity namespace. Simply make a link to the name of the lesson (lessons are independent pages in the main namespace) and start writing!
You should also read about the Wikiversity:Learning model. Lessons should center on learning activities for Wikiversity participants. Learning materials and learning projects can be used by multiple projects. Cooperate with other departments that use the same learning resource.
Additional helpful readings include:
Active participants in this course:
Active contributors to this course:
User:JessLance - Genesis Liridon