ATM OCN (Meteorology) 100
INTRODUCTION to ATM OCN 100
WEATHER & CLIMATE
[EXPLORING OUR EARTH'S ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT]
Lecture #1-A scheduled for:
16 JUNE 2004 (M)
Recommended Readings from Moran (2002):
Today's Lecture Objectives:
- To distinguish between weather and climate, citing examples of each.
- To identify the present scope of meteorology.
- To describe the role that various models play in scientific investigation.
- To trace the development of meteorology as a science.
A. INTRODUCTION & COURSE OBJECTIVES
B. WHAT IS METEOROLOGY?
- Derivation of Key Words - Meteorology, Weather and Climate
- The Present Scope of Meteorology and the Atmospheric Sciences
- Comparisons between weather and climate
C. THE HUMAN FACTOR
The Cost Adaptations
D. GOALS OF METEOROLOGY
E. CHARACTERISTICS OF METEOROLOGY
F. MODELS IN METEOROLOGY
- Types of Models
- Role in Meteorology
G. BRIEF HISTORY OF METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY
- Ancient - Weather Lore
- Classic Greek Meteorology (Aristotle)
- Renaissance Meteorology
- Meteorology in the Scientific & Industrial Revolutions
- Organized weather observations
- Our concept of storms
- New tools and models
Links to Other References:
On-line information on the History of Meteorology from the NOAA Library
Produced by Edward J. Hopkins, Ph.D.
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI 53706
Latest revision: 13 June 2004 (1930 UTC)