The World of Weather

HNR 250 - The World of Weather

MySlice Info:

Term: Spring 2017
Class #: 33493
Section: M001
Credits: 3

Tom Hauf

Counts toward:
HNR Nat Sci, Public Presentation

Course Time(s):
T TH 12:30 - 1:50 pm


Course Description:

Professor: Tom Hauf is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist with 32 years experience as a worldwide weather forecaster and broadcaster. Weather affects everyone, every single day. This course will serve as a unique ride through the world of weather. It covers all of the meteorology basics, but the larger focus is on a more eclectic mix of weather issues and ideas. Students will get their hands dirty studying many of today's hot topics including sun cycles, solar energy, sea level rise, fires and pollution, weather and human migration . The class takes a worldly view in discussing climate change, global weather phenomena, forecasting techniques, and weather broadcasting. Students work in pairs to develop a cause-and-effect term paper and subsequent oral presentation. Ample time is given to discuss current weather events and hot topics such as the current state of Central New York's most important and diverse lakes - Onondaga and Oneida. We will have three excellent guest speakers.