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MET101 - Introduction to Meteorology
Catalog Description: An introduction to scientific inquiry of how the atmosphere and weather behave. It examines atmospheric parameters (temperatures, humidity, pressure, winds); the formation of clouds, rain and snow; middle-latitude cyclones and hurricanes; and the development of thunderstorms, lightning, hail and tornadoes. Basic weather forecasting, climate change, air pollution, and optical phenomena are also examined. Includes a laboratory component where students learn to analyze meteorological concepts, data, and maps. Two class hours, two lab hours. Prerequisite: Completion of the Genesee Community College math proficiency.