Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, and Hurricanes

Course Details
& Course Number
ATM SCI 109, LEC 201
Class Number
Course Type
Undergraduate (Milwaukee Campus)
Meets Requirements
Natural Sciences
Sergey Kravtsov
Course Dates

ATM SCI 109 is an introductory level course which discusses phenomenology and dynamics of various severe weather phenomena, including tornados and hurricanes. It is a one-term course for prospective elementary school teachers and/or students majoring in business, engineering, the life and social sciences, and the liberal arts. The course provides a brief introduction to the composition, structure, energetics, and circulation of the atmosphere, as well as to the analysis of weather systems. This is followed by an in-depth examination into the physical principles and phenomenology of severe weather events. The course introduces the scientific method and emphasizes the importance of meteorology in the modern world.

Course Syllabus (.pdf)