Lyndon State Atmospheric Sciences
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Online Courses

We offer selected online classes to provide educational opportunities to a wider audience. We offer the following three courses during the summer months:

  1. ATM1010: Elementary Meteorology
  2. ATM-1020: Elementary Climatology
  3. ATM-1030: Elementary Oceanography

Elementary Meteorology, Climatology and Oceanography - Available to those interested in learning the fundamentals behind the science governing the atmosphere and ocean, respectively. Both classes are suitable for the lay person, or science teachers wanting to boost their training in these areas. In addition, these classes can be offered at a higher level if required for teacher training.

1010: Elementary Meteorology
  • Introductory level survey of meteorology for non-atmospheric science majors offered by the Lyndon Department of Atmospheric Sciences.
  • Counts towards GEU requirements for non-atmospheric science majors as a 4-credit lab science course. We use the Online Weather Studies program prepared by the American Meteorological Society (AMS).
  • The main objective of this course is to apply knowledge gained in readings and investigations to the analysis and forecasting of current weather conditions. You will be required to demonstrate an understanding of course topics by applying them to current weather conditions using weather data and imagery accessible on the web.
1020: Elementary Climatology
  • Introductory level survey of meteorology for non-atmospheric science majors offered by the Lyndon Department of Atmospheric Sciences.
  • Counts towards GEU requirements for non-atmospheric science majors as a 4-credit lab science course. We use the Online Weather Studies program prepared by the American Meteorological Society (AMS).
  • This course presents an introduction to climate science. It is designed primarily for the non-science student and includes a lab. The course uses an interdisciplinary approach to discuss the causes and impacts of global climate. Topics discussed include how all parts of the earth system (sun, ocean, land, and air) work together to create global climate; how climate has changed due to changes in these parts of the planet and, recently, due to human activity; and how human society is changed by climate changes (food availability, energy usage, economic and transportation systems, governmental policies, and individual lifestyles).
ATM-1030: Elementary Oceanography
  • Introductory level survey of oceanography for non-atmospheric science majors offered by the Lyndon Department of Atmospheric Sciences
  • Counts towards GEU requirements for non-atmospheric science majors as a 4-credit lab science course. We use the Online Ocean Studies program prepared by the American Meteorological Society (AMS).
  • This course examines the wide variety of topics, from the diversity of life in the oceans, to the forces governing tides, and to important environmental issues. Students investigate the role of the ocean in the Earth System by using current real-world environmental data