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GRAD > EEOS > 510

Teaching Weather & Water

This course crosses the boundaries of the science disciplines to focus on weather and the pivotal role that water and solar radiation play in the exchange of energy at the Earth's surface. Basic concepts such as the behavior of gases (Ideal Gas Law), energy flow, density changes, phase changes, heat capacities, isotopic fractionation processes, thermal convection, and thermohaline circulation, will be applied to examine short-term weather and water dynamics (pressure-driven fronts and flows) and longer-term impacts on global warming and climate change. The course has been designed to embrace the 7E learning cycle and instructional model.

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