ATMO 101: Introduction to Weather and Climate

Credits 3 Lecture Hours 3
Introductory (DP) Diversification Physical Science course for all undergraduates in any major. A non-mathematical introduction to basic atmospheric variables, Earth’s past climates, global warming, air pollution, El Nino, hurricanes, tornadoes, and forecasting weather in Hawai’i.
Course Outcomes
  • Describe the components, processes and resulting weather patterns in the atmosphere.
  • Interpret the components of weather maps, and forecast weather.
  • Apply the scientific method and theories and concepts of meteorology (atmospheric physics) to explain major weather systems.
  • Explain critically the relationship between humans and the atmospheric environment.