**METEOROLOGY GRADUATE COURSES**

**METEOR 201**: SYNOPTIC METEOROLOGY. The general circulation; the structure and behavior of weather systems; the synoptic chart and methods of analysis; development, displacement and intensification of weather systems; prognosis. 3 units.

**METEOR 202**: SYNOPTIC METEOROLOGY PRACTICUM. Practical work at the Weather Forecasting Office. 3 units.

**METEOR 203**: METHODS OF ANALYTICAL METEOROLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY. Mathematical and numerical methods in meteorology and oceanography; principles of statistical analysis; computer programming. 3 units.

**METEOR 205**: ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE FOR TEACHERS. A qualitative course in meteorology designed for science teachers. 3 units.

**METEOR 210**: GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS. Kinematics of fluid flow; equations of motion in rotating fluid; vorticity, circulation and potential vorticity; Reynolds equation, stresses; Cartesian tensors; geostrophic flows. 3 units.

**METEOR 213**: CLIMATOLOGY. Theory of climate; relative transfer; energy balance; feedback systems; photochemistry of climatologically-active gases; climate variability and change; data analysis.3 units.

**METEOR 221**:PHYSICAL METEOROLOGY. Thermodynamics of the atmosphere; instability and convection; cloud and precipitation physics; radar applications; solar and terrestrial radiation; atmospheric electricity; optics. 3 units.

**METEOR 232**: DYNAMIC METEOROLOGY. The equation of motion in vector form; horizontal frictionless flow; circulation and vorticity; the mechanics of pressure change; pressure tendency equation; vertical motions in the atmosphere. 3 units.

**METEOR 233**: ADVANCED DYNAMIC METEOROLOGY. Wave solutions to the linearized equations of atmospheric flow; sound gravity and Rossby waves; linear stability problems; barotropic and baroclinic instabilities; selected topics. 3 units.

**METEOR 234**: NUMERICAL WEATHER PREDICTION. Mathematical models for atmospheric prognosis and diagnosis; gridpoint and spectral representations; objective analysis. 3 units.

**METEOR 241**: TROPICAL METEOROLOGY. Low latitude dynamics; survey of tropical disturbances; development, structure and movement of tropical cyclones. 3 units.

**METEOR 261**: AGROMETEOROLOGY. 3 units.

**METEOR 271**: HYDROMETEOROLOGY. 3 units.

**METEOR 283**: AIR POLLUTION METEOROLOGY. Atmospheric disturbances; diffusion theory; estimation of diffusion from meteorological data; air pollution models. 3 units.

**METEOR 296**: GRADUATE SEMINAR. 1 unit.

**METEOR 297**: SPECIAL TOPICS. 3 units.

**METEOR 300**: MASTER’S THESIS. 6 units.

**METEOR 321**: RESEARCH PROBLEMS IN PHYSICAL METEOROLOGY. 3 units.

**METEOR 331**: RESEARCH PROBLEMS IN DYNAMIC METEOROLOGY. 3 units.

**METEOR 341**: RESEARCH PROBLEMS IN TROPICAL METEOROLOGY. 3 units.

**METEOR 396**: RESEARCH SEMINAR. 1 unit.

**METEOR 399**: INDEPENDENT DOCTORAL STUDY. 3 units.

**METEOR 400**: Ph.D. DISSERTATION. 12 units.