The World of Weather

HNR 250 - The World of Weather

MySlice Info:

Term: Spring 2016
Class #: 48224
Section: M001
Credits: 3

Thomas Hauf

Counts toward:
HNR Nat Sci, Public Presentation

Course Time(s):
T TH 11:00 am - 12:20 pm


Course Description:

Instructor Tom Hauf is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist with 31 years of 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 the currently evolving El Nino weather pattern.  Particular attention will be paid this semester to the 200th anniversary of the "Year without a Summer - 1816". 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.