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  • ATOC 1070 - Weather and the Atmosphere Laboratory
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Illustrates fundamentals of meteorology with laboratory experiments. Covers collection, analysis and discussion of data related to local weather. Uses computers for retrieval and interpretation of weather data from Colorado and across the U.S. Optional lab for ATOC 1050. Recommended prerequisite or corequisite: ATOC 1050.
  • ATOC 3600 - Principles of Climate
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019
    Describes the basic components of the climate system: the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere and lithosphere. Investigates the basic physical processes that determine climate and link the components of the climate system. Covers the hydrological cycle and its role in climate, climate stability and global change. Recommended prerequisites: one semester of calculus and ATOC 1060 or ATOC 3300 or GEOG 3301 or GEOG 1001 or ATOC major. Same as GEOG 3601 and ENVS 3600.
  • ATOC 4720 - Introduction to Atmospheric Dynamics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Introduces the fundamental physical principles that govern the atmospheric circulations across a range of spatial and temporal scales and provides a quantitative description and interpretation of a wide range of atmospheric phenomena. Topics include atmospheric forces, governing equations, balanced and unbalanced flows, atmospheric waves and mid-latitude cyclones. Recommended prerequisite: one year of calculus and one semester of physics with calculus.
  • ATOC 4750 - Desert Meteorology and Climate
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Introduces students to the dynamic causes of deserts in the context of atmospheric processes and land-surface physics. Discusses desert severe weather, desert microclimates, human impacts and desertification, inter-annual variability in aridity (drought), the effects of deserts on global climate and the impact of desert climate on humans. Recommended prerequisites: one semester of calculus and ATOC 1050 or ATOC 1060 or ATOC 3600 or ATOC major. Same as ATOC 5750.
  • ATOC 5750 - Desert Meteorology and Climate
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Introduces students to the dynamic causes of deserts in the context of atmospheric processes and land-surface physics. Discusses desert severe weather, desert microclimates, human impacts and desertification, inter-annual variability in aridity (drought), the effects of deserts on global climate and the impact of desert climate on humans. Same as ATOC 4750.
  • ENVS 3600 - Principles of Climate
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019
    Describes the basic components of the climate system: the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere and lithosphere. Investigates the basic physical processes that determine climate and link the components of the climate system. Covers the hydrological cycle and its role in climate, climate stability and global change. Recommended prerequisites: one semester of calculus and ATOC 1060 or ATOC 3300 or GEOG 3301 or GEOG 1001. Same as GEOG 3601 and ATOC 3600.
  • GEOG 3601 - Principles of Climate
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019
    Describes the basic components of the climate system: the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere and lithosphere. Investigates the basic physical processes that determine climate and link the components of the climate system. Covers the hydrological cycle and its role in climate, climate stability and global change. Recommended prerequisites: one semester of calculus and ATOC 1060 or ATOC 3300 or GEOG 3301 or GEOG 1001. Same as ATOC 3600 and ENVS 3600.