AOS 101: Introduction to Weather and Climate

Steve Ackerman, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Atmospheric Sciences

This is the homepage for the class Introduction to Weather and Climate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This page contains pictures, questions, a course syllabus, a study guide, satellite images and weather maps. Lecture outlines include discussion of the following topics: atmospheric composition, atmospheric optics, energy transfer, thunderstorms, cyclones, temperature, moisture in the atmosphere, precipitation, air masses and fronts, forces that generate winds and local winds. There are links provided for more information.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science