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Geography Graduate Courses

GEOG 5000 - Geographic Research and Writing

This seminar is designed to provide students with a general background of the discipline of geography through its various theoretical progressions and teach them how to conduct research and writing with these developments in mind.

Credits: 4

Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

GEOG 5010 - Meteorology

General survey of meteorology with a focus on physical principles explaining weather change.

Credits: 4

Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture, 2.0 laboratory

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

GEOG 5020 - Climatology

Exchanges of energy and moisture and their significance to human utilization of the Earth's surface.

Credits: 4

Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture, 2.0 laboratory, 1.0 research

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

GEOG 5030 - Meteorological Observations

Lab experience in acquisition, measurement, and interpretation of meteorological parameters.

Credits: 1

Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 4.0 hours.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 laboratory

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

GEOG 5035 - Introduction to Meteorological Radar Systems, Observations, and Techniques

This course will provide an introduction to standard and dual-polarization weather radar systems, interpretation of data collected from such systems, and application techniques utilized for various meteorological purposes. Topics covered will include: 1) basic components of a radar system, atmospheric electromagnetic wave propagation, 2) conditions leading to abnormal wave propagation, 3) retrieval of radar reflectivity and Doppler velocity measurements, 4) observational properties of meteorological targets including clouds, rain, hail, snow, and tornadoes, 5) discrimination between meteorological and non-meteorological returns, and 6) applications of radar data including velocity azimuth displays, dual-Doppler wind retrievals, hydrometeor classification, and rainfall measurements.

Credits: 4

Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture, 1.0 research

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

GEOG 5040 - Practicum in Meteorology and Forecasting

Lab experience in preparation and dissemination of meteorological forecasts.

Credits: 1

Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 4.0 hours.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 laboratory

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

GEOG 5050 - Physical Meteorology

This course is a survey of atmospheric physics, with a focus on radiation balances, radiative transfer, cloud microphysics, and boundary layer meteorology.

Credits: 4

Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture, 1.0 research

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

GEOG 5060 - Synoptic Meteorology

An examination of the construction and analysis of models used in the prediction of meteorological phenomena, the development and maintenance of mid-latitude cyclones, and satellite meteorology.

Credits: 4

Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture, 2.0 laboratory, 1.0 research

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

GEOG 5070 - Mesoscale Meteorology

An examination of severe and unusual weather, mesoscale meteorology, atmospheric stability, and radar meteorology.

Credits: 4

Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture, 2.0 laboratory, 1.0 research

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

GEOG 5080 - Dynamic Meteorology I

Exploration of the physical forces responsible for atmospheric motions. Topics covered include the wind vector; fundamental and apparent forces; the geostrophic wind; the thermal, mechanical and thermodynamic energy equations; balanced flow; vertical motion and the thermal wind; vorticity; and the vorticity and divergence theorems.

Credits: 4

Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture, 1.0 research

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

GEOG 5090 - Dynamic Meteorology II

Continuation of GEOG 5080. Topics covered include Boussinesq approximations; Reynold's averaging; turbulent kinetic energy; primary and secondary circulations; baroclinic development; geopotential tendency; quasigeostropic motions; omega equation; and wave motions in the atmosphere.

Credits: 4

Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture, 1.0 research

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

GEOG 5110 - Advanced Physical Geography

A topics course of focused study on a specific physical geographic theme.

Credits: 4

Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture, 1.0 research

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

GEOG 5130 - Arid Lands Physical Geography

Integrated approach to the physical geographic processes that combine to create the distinctive landscapes of arid regions with an emphasis on their landforms and landforming processes.

Credits: 4

Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture, 1.0 research

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

GEOG 5150 - Landforms and Landscapes

A topical approach to the study of landforms and landforming processes as fundamental elements of the physical environment. Includes landforms created by tectonism, volcanism, gravity, streams, glaciers, waves, and the wind.

Credits: 4

Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture, 1.0 research

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

GEOG 5160 - Biogeography

An examination of the historical, environmental, and biotic influences that shape spatial patterns of plant and animal distributions and community structure in the contemporary landscape. No credit if BIOS 3160/5160.

Credits: 4

Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture, 1.0 research

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I