STIA-410 Atmospheric Sciences
Fall for 2007-2008
Dramatic weather events have been making head-line news in the last few years. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina brought one of the worst natural disaster to New Orleans and other Gulf Coast communities. The record breaking 2005 hurricane season saw a total of 27 named storms (of which 15 were hurricanes). More recently, heat waves swept through much of the United States. Former Vice President Al Gore brought public attention to global warming first with his book entitled Earth in the Balance then with his movie The Inconvenient Truth. Needless to say, these phenomena and events affect human livelihood. However, what exactly are these phenomena? What are the fundamental elements of their occurrences? How do we study them? How do we predict weather? What are their spatial and temporal patterns? These are only a handful of questions we will explore in this semester.
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Fall '07: Cheung, I (description, file download)
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