Weather Forecasting and Communications Option

Weather Forecasting and Communications Option (28 credits)

This option prepares students for careers in which their skills as weather forecasters are effectively used in a variety of ways, from science reporting and television broadcasting to web design, computer-based weather graphics production, and developing innovative applications of weather and climate data to industry.

Required (19 credits) 

  • METEO 414 Mesoscale Meteorology (4)

  • METEO 415 Forecasting Practicum (3)

  • METEO 436 Radiation and Climate (3)$
    or
    METEO 437 Atmospheric Chemistry and Cloud Physics (3)$

  • METEO 473 Application of Computers to Meteorology (3)#

    or METEO 474 Computer Methods of Meteorological Analysis and Forecasting (3)#

  • METEO 481 Weather Communications I (3)

  • METEO 482 Weather Communications II (3)

     
    # satisfies the the meteorological data analysis course requirement.
    $ satisfies the the physical meteorology course requirement.

Select 9-10 credits from the following list:

  • CAS 211 Informative Speaking (3)

  • EE 477 Fundamentals of Remote Sensing Systems (3)

  • ENGL 416 Science Writing (3)

  • GEOG 333 Human Dimensions of Natural Hazards (3)
    (Controlled course. METEO students can enroll if space is available at the beginning of the semester.)

  • GEOG 361 Cartography--Maps and Map Construction (3)+

  • GEOG 362 Image Analysis (3)+

  • GEOG 363, Geographic Information Systems (3)+

  • GEOG 417 Satellite Climatology (3)

  • GEOG 463 Geospatial Information Management (3)

  • GEOG 467 Applied Cartographic Design (3)

  • GEOSC 402Y (IL) Natural Disasters (3)

  • METEO 412 Synoptic Applications of Dynamic Meteorology (4)

  • METEO 413 Map Analysis (3)

  • METEO 416 Advanced Forecasting (3)

  • METEO 419 Air Quality Forecasting (3)

  • METEO 422 Dynamic Meteorology II (3)

  • METEO 434 Radar Meteorology (3)
  • METEO 451 Introduction to Physical Oceanography (3)

  • METEO 452 Tropical Meteorology (3)

  • METEO 454 Introduction to Micrometeorology (3)

  • METEO 466 Planetary Atmospheres (3)

  • METEO 471W Observing Meteorological Phenomena (3)

  • METEO 473 Application of Computers to Meteorology (3)*

  • METEO 474 Computer Methods of Meteorological Analysis and Forecasting (3)*

  • METEO 483 Weather Communications III (3)

  • METEO 484 Weather Communications Apprenticeship (3)

  • METEO 486 Pennsylvania Climate Studies (3 credit maximum)

  • METEO 495A,B,C,D,E Meteorological Internship (6 credit maximum)

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+Students wishing to take these Geography courses should take GEOG 160 Mapping Our Changing World as one of their GS courses

 *If not used to meet the required courses.

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