AS 201: Foundations of Atmospheric Science

Course Number and Title: AS 201 (Foundations of Atmospheric Science)
Date Revised:
Number of Units: 3
Prerequisite: None

Course Description:
A course on atmospheric parameters such as temperature, pressure, density, humidity, and wind vectors. It also tackles vertical structure of the atmosphere, equation of state, and hydrostatic and hypsometric equations.


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