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Howard Community College
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Meto 112 - Meteorology Laboratory

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COURSE OUTLINE METO 112 Meteorology Laboratory 1 Credit Science Core Course HOWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE Description This course is a laboratory study of weather variables atmospheric motion precipitation and topics in modern weather science In this course students will acquire and interpret basic meteorological data to study atmospheric phenomena The construction and analysis of weather maps will be used with an emphasis on weather forecasting Pre or corequisite METO 111 2 hours lab weekly Statement on General Education and Liberal Learning A liberal education prepares students to lead ethical productive and creative lives and to understand how the pursuit of lifelong learning and critical thinking fosters good citizenship General education courses form the core of a liberal education within the higher education curriculum and provide a coherent intellectual experience for all students by introducing the fundamental concepts and methods of inquiry in the areas of mathematics the physical and natural sciences the social sciences the arts and the humanities and composition This course is part of the general education core experience at Howard Community College Overall Course Objectives Upon completion of this course the student will be able to 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Interpret hourly weather observations Analyze data to determine the relationships between temperature dew point and relative humidity and factors that influence each Synthesize weather observations into weather maps Use a real time weather database to assess the status of the weather at a given location Use a real time weather database to study air mass history using temperature dew point and relative humidity Use current data to assess and interpret the vertical structure of the atmosphere Interpret meteorological maps and charts to explain the current weather pattern Identify direction and calculate velocity of movement of high and low pressure systems cold warm and stationary fronts Prepare a weather



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