METEO 486 Pennsylvania Climate Studies (1-2 per semester/maximum of 3) An overview of the Pennsylvania State Climate Office and an introduction to various aspects of its operations.
METEO 486 Pennsylvania Climate Studies (1-2)
Those interested in climate topics will become thoroughly acquainted with the important process of acquiring and assessing the quality of climate observations. Students will be introduced to the various observational networks and data formats. They will learn to manipulate large climate data fields using both flat and relational database management systems. Each student will contribute to the state climate web page and will conduct a research project during the second half of the semester. This course will be offered in fall and spring semesters.
The class meets once a week at a mutually agreed upon time (by a doodle poll) in the weather station conference room to discuss the bi-weekly assignments. The work for the course is completed on your schedule, though there are a few deadlines on some tasks. One credit roughly translates to 4-6 hours each week. I invite you to consider this class that counts as a professional elective for most of the department options. Any questions, contact me.
Paul Knight, Pennsylvania State Climatologist
General Education: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2011
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.