You should consult Meteorology Course Offerings by Academic Year to see if one of the professional electives below is being offered in a particular semester.
- METEO 215. WEATHER FORECAST PREPARATION LABORATORY (0.5 per semester, max. of 4).
Forecast methods/data discussed prior to nightly weather forecast entry. Satisfactory performance will be determined by attendance and forecast accuracy. Concurrent: METEO 101, METEO 200A and METEO 200B, or METEO 201.
- METEO 296 INDEPENDENT STUDIES (1-18).
- METEO 395A INTERNSHIP IN METEOROLOGICAL COMMUNICATION
(3 per semester/ maximum of 6) Meteorology internship focusing on communication of weather forecasts or other atmospheric information.
- METEO 395B PRIVATE SECTOR METEOROLOGY INTERNSHIP
(3 per semester/maximum of 6) Private sector internship focusing on atmospheric problems and applications.
- METEO 395C INTERNSHIP IN METEOROLOGICAL OPERATIONS
(3 per semester/maximum of 6) Internship focusing on time-sensitive operational meteorological applications such as weather or climate forecasts.
- METEO 395D INTERNATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL INTERNSHIP
(3 per semester/maximum of 6) An internship in an international setting that focuses on applying meteorological knowledge.
- METEO 395E OFF-CAMPUS METEOROLOGICAL RESEARCH INTERNSHIP
(3 per semester/maximum of 6) Meteorological internship focusing on an off-campus research project.
METEO 413 MAP
Analysis of actual surface weather observations, with emphasis on the Norwegian cyclone model, missing or bad data, and mesoscale phenomena.
- METEO 414 MESOSCALE
A survey of conceptual models and analysis techniques for mesoscale atmospheric features.
- METEO 415 FORECASTING
Modern techniques in weather analysis and forecasting.
- METEO 416 ADVANCED
Competitive, simulated, operational, real-time forecasting is covered.
- METEO 418W TOPICS
IN MESOSCALE METEOROLOGY
Topics in mesoscale meteorology will be investigated in an independent study environment through computer-based modules, papers, and semester project.
- METEO 419. AIR QUALITY FORECASTING (3).
Issues relating to the prediction and dispersion of air pollutants as discussed. Prerequisite: CHEM 110 and METEO 003 or METEO 101 or METEO 200A and METEO 201B or METEO 201
- METEO 422. ADVANCED ATMOSPHERIC DYNAMICS (3).
Survey of advanced dynamical topics including instabilities, numerical modeling, and others of current interest. Prerequisite: METEO 421.
- METEO 434 RADAR
Fundamental operating principles of radars, with application to observation of meteorological phenomena.
- METEO 451. INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY (3).
Air-sea interaction, wind-driven and thermohaline circulations, upwelling, El Nino, waves, and tides. Prerequisite: METEO 421
- METEO 452 TROPICAL
Atmospheric processes in the tropics; mass, heat, energy, momentum, and water vapor budgets, cumulus convection, hurricanes and other disturbances.
- METEO 455 ATMOSPHERIC
The basic principles of atmospheric flow, introduction to the modeling of turbulent diffusion, and the use of EPA dispersion models.
- METEO 460 WEATHER RISK AND FINANCIAL MARKETS (3)
This course will introduce the role that weather plays as a source of financial and operational risk for businesses, market and other institutions. METEO 411; E B F 472 or STAT 301; E B F 301 or EM SC 473
- METEO 465 MIDDLE
A topical survey of physical, chemical, and dynamical processes at work in the stratosphere and mesosphere (middle atmosphere).
- METEO 466 PLANETARY
A survey of planetary atmospheres and the chemical and physical processes by which they form and evolve.
- METEO 471W
OBSERVING METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA
Teaching the observational and interpretative skills needed to read the sky.
- METEO 477 (E E 477). FUNDAMENTALS OF REMOTE SENSING SYSTEMS (3).
The review of fundamental physical properties leads into discussions of various techniques, including imaging, spectroscopy, radiometry, and active sensing. Prerequisite: E E 330 or METEO 436
- METEO 480M or METEO 480W. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (3).
A research thesis will be prepared and a written and oral presentation required. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing as a meteorology major.
- METEO 481 WEATHER
Multi-instructor weather communications survey including forecasting, science teaching and writing, television and radio broadcasting, climate studies, forensics, industrial applications.
- METEO 482 WEATHER
Multi-instructor workshop designed to mimic real-life applications of weather communications in industry, broadcasting, the courtroom, and the classroom.
- METEO 483 WEATHER
Individualized course designed for in-depth study of weather communications in industry, broadcasting, the courtroom and/or the classroom.
- METEO 484 WEATHER
Mentor-led course that focuses on a specific issue or problem in weather communications related to broadcasting, climate, or industry.
- METEO 485 NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE OPERATIONS (2 or 3)
Joint instruction with lead personnel from the State College National Weather Service Office on a variety of operational weather topics.
- METEO 486. CLIMATE STUDIES (1-3).
An overview of the Pennsylvania State Climate Office and an introduction to various aspects of its operations. Prerequisite: METEO 101.
- METEO 494. RESEARCH PROJECT (1-12).
Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
- METEO 495A METEOROLOGY COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP
(3 per semester/maximum of 6) Internship focusing on communication of weather forecasts or other meteorological information.
- METEO 495B METEOROLOGY PRIVATE SECTOR INTERNSHIP
(3 per semester/maximum of 6) Internship focusing on meteorological problems and applications pursued by private sector companies.
- METEO 495C METEOROLOGICAL OPERATIONS INTERNSHIP
(3 per semester/maximum of 6) Internship focusing on time-sensitive meteorological applications such as weather or climate forecasts that are produced.
- METEO 495D METEOROLOGICAL INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP
(3 per semester/maximum of 6) Meteorological internship in an international setting.
METEO 495E METEOROLOGICAL OFF-CAMPUS RESEARCH INTERNSHIP (3 per semester/ maximum of 6) Off-campus meteorological internship focusing on a research project.
METEO 496 INDEPENDENT STUDIES (1 -18)
METEO 498K. SUPERVISED TEACHING (1)