ATM 10

animation1.gifSevere and Unusual Weather

(CRN#s: 23402, 23403, 23404, or 23405)
Lecture: 12:10 - 1:00 MW (212 Veihmeyer)
And Discussion: 1 hour per week
Instructor: R. Grotjahn (

General Education Credits: Sci-Eng, Writing.
Credits: 3

Can you recognize a dozen different types of life-threatening weather? If so, do you know what to do?

Would you be prepared if a Hurricane like Katrina struck where you live?

Have you ever wondered about rainbows, halos, and other optical phenomena?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, ATM 10 may be for you! This course gives you tools that just might save your life someday.

ATM 10 surveys a dozen different types of severe weather & many kinds of atmospheric optical phenomena. You need a basic understanding of high school physics; the lectures provide specific atmospheric science background you need to understand severe weather. Lectures are supplemented by in-class demonstrations and videos.

This course will include a special segment on lessons from Hurricane Katrina, the most expensive natural disaster in US history.

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