Meteorology Syllabus for 2021-2022
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GEOL-1447-001 Meteorology


Course Description

Survey of meteorology and related sciences. Topics include weather monitoring, atmosphere, tropical weather, climate, forecasting and weather data analysis.

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Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:

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(4 sem hrs; 3 lec, 3 lab)

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Online Course

Syllabus Information


Weather Studies Student ePackage 2021-2022
Weather Studies: Introduction to Atmospheric Science, 7th ed. (e-text)

Weather Studies eInvestigations Manual 2021-20212 & Summer 2022 (e-text)

RealTime Weather Portal

E-package can be purchased through the AC bookstore or by download at the following website: (American Meteorological Society)

The digital editions of the books are available in two forms; a web version and a e-reader downloadable version. I highly recommend purchasing the web version as it is much easier to access. If you choose to download the epub to your computer, in order to read the e-manuals, you must install an e-pub reader on your computer. When you go to the AMS bookstore to download your manual, you will see a link there to Adobe for a free reader. It will greatly simplify the download of the manual if you install the reader first.

You must have the Weather Studies Textbook and the 2021-2022 Investigations Manual in order to successfully complete this course.


Student Performance


  1. Understand the composition and the structure of the atmosphere
  2. Be able to utilize methods of measuring and analyzing weather data
  3. Understand how energy flows to, from, and through the atmosphere
  4. Understand the motions within the atmosphere, ranging from small to planetary scales
  5. Understand the principles that govern weather and climate
  6. Understand weather's impact on humans, particularly sever weather phenomena

This course will cover the structure and composition of the atmosphere, data measurement and analysis, factors that impact weather phenomena, and how weather's impact on humans.


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If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".

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Grading Criteria


The Final grade will be composed of:

Project                              5%
Discussion Thread            5%
Weekly Investigations      40%
Exams                             50%

The 2 lowest Investigations and 1 lowest exam score will be dropped. The drop grades are taken into account from the start of the semester, so the grade that shows as your overall average has the lowest grades already dropped. 

The overall course grade will be according to the following percentages:

A   90 - 100 %
B   80 - 89.99 %
C  70 - 79.99 %
D  60 - 69.99 %
F - Below 60 %

There will be no extra credit assignments. If you have a question about a grade, you have two weeks from the date that the grade is posted to ask for a review. After that two weeks the grade will be permanent.




If you have not completed any assignments or contacted the instructor by the 12th class day of the semester (June 13), you will automatically be dropped from the course and will not be able to re-enroll. 


The last day to drop the course is July 19. It is your responsibility to monitor your grade and determine if you need to drop. You must initiate the drop process by contacting your instructor. 

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Syllabus Created on:

05/23/22 10:45 AM

Last Edited on:

05/23/22 10:46 AM