Tompkins Cortland Community College

METR101 - Introductory Meteorology

A study of the weather around us. Topics include the structure of the atmosphere, heat balance of the earth, air masses, circulations, fronts, cyclones, severe weather, and climate and its change. The laboratory will emphasize mathematical calculations for atmospheric physics and processes, gathering meteorological data, analysis of weather systems, and short-term weather forecasting. METR 101 fulfills the SUNY General Education Natural Sciences requirement. Prerequisites: College level math skills, MATH 095 or equivalent if required by placement testing; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 100 and RDNG 116 if required by placement testing. 3 Cr. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.) Fall and spring semesters.