AS 204: Synoptic Meteorology

Course Number and Title: AS 204 (Synoptic Meteorology)
Date Revised:
Number of Units: 3
Prerequisites: AS 201, AS 230
 

Course Description:
A discussion of the principles of operational weather forecasting; manual and computer-aided synoptic analysis techniques; life cycles and structure of tropical and extratropical systems; and the application of upper air data, numerical models, and satellite and radar imagery on weather predicition.

 

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