Meteorology

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Meteorology
Science Course
Course CodeMETR
Years of Operation1995*-1998
Sites OfferedALX, CHS, NLD, OMS, SAN
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Course Description

From the CTY Course Catalog (1996):

In this course, students explore how our society and our environment are affected by events and changes in the atmosphere. Students examine variations in temperature, humidity, wind, and pressure. From a meteorological perspective, our nation experiences a wide range of weather: temperature ranges from -20 degrees Fahrenheit to +100 degrees Fahrenheit, extreme humidity to desert dryness, blizzards and hurricanes, and the most frequent number of tornadoes of any nation. Students also examine how the climate might change with the greenhouse effect and changes in the ozone level. Through lab exercises, students discover techniques and skills to predict weather, build a weather station, and analyze meteorological data.

Field trips at sites in Maryland and Virginia may include visits to the National Meteorological Center and the Aeronautical Charting Office. Field trips at the New London, Connecticut site may include visits to a meteorological station operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).