(ATM OCN) 100
WEATHER & CLIMATE (3
GENERAL SUMMER SESSION 2004
Eight Week General Session
(Monday, 14 June 2004 - Thursday, 5 August 2004)
Then, the Weather and Climate course offered by the Department of
and Oceanic Sciences for this 2004 Summer Sessions Course is for you!
- Are you interested in learning about the weather and climate?
- Would you like to be able to understand what the people on the
Channel" are discussing"?
- Do you want to be able to find some "neat" weather information on
What does the course cover?
course syllabus and outline is available.
- This introductory level 3-credit course is offered for anyone who
like to learn more about our atmospheric environment. This course
atmospheric phenomena such as the nature and variability of the wind,
cloud and precipitation. Emphasis is placed upon the various
and tools that meteorologists employ to observe, study and predict
systems, fronts, thunderstorms, and tornadoes. Current topics such as
pollution and climatic change will also be addressed.
Who can attend?
Who's teaching it: the Instructor
- This course is open to any college level (or beyond) student.
of the basic concepts of high school algebra is assumed. Students
may include those with an interest in the weather; those that need
credits to graduate. Teachers needing earth science credits for various
requirements are also encouraged to register for this course.
Where does the course meet?
- The instructor, Dr. Edward J. Hopkins, has more than fifteen
teaching the introductory level meteorology courses, both at the
of Wisconsin-Madison and at Northern Illinois University. His area of
is in climatology, climatic change and science education. He is also
the Assistant State Climatologist and he has coauthored
a book entitled Wisconsin Weather and Climate (University of
Press) with Prof. Joseph M. Moran of the University of Wisconsin-Green
Bay. Ed has been actively involved with the education activities
of the American Meteorological Society, the American Geological
Institute and the National Geographic Society.
He has prepared a resource listing of meteorological educational
directed for elementary and secondary school teachers.
- His office is Room 1407, located on the 14th floor of the
Space Science Building at 1225 W. Dayton Street. (The 15 story building
with the 3 white satellite antennae located 2 blocks east of the Camp
How should I prepare for this course?
- This course meets 4 days per week (Monday through Thursday)
AM and 11:35 AM in Room 811 of the Atmospheric and Space Science
at 1225 W. Dayton Street. (The 15 story building with the 3 white
antennae located 2 blocks east of the Camp Randall Arch.)
If you would like more information, either
- Before the first day of class, you should purchase the text book
any instructions appearing on the course home
call Edward J. Hopkins at 608/262-1605 or 262-2828
Latest revision: 30 March 2004
Produced by Edward J. Hopkins, Ph.D.
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI 53706
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