Courses

ATS 150  Science of Global Climate Change  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Physical basis of climate change. Energy budget of the earth, the greenhouse effect, carbon cycle, paleoclimate, projections of 21st-century climate.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 350  Introduction to Weather and Climate  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Behavior of atmosphere and its influence upon human's activities.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 351  Introduction to Weather and Climate Lab  Credit: 1 (0-3-0)

Course Description: Actual weather data, visualization of meteorological phenomena, in-depth discussion of current environmental issues.
Prerequisite: ATS 350, may be taken concurrently.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 495  Independent Study  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 543  Current Topics in Climate Change  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Also Offered As: ESS 543.
Course Description: Climate fundamentals and current topics in climate change.
Prerequisite: BZ 300 to 499 or ECOL 300 to 499 or LIFE 300 to 499 or CHEM 300 to 499.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both ATS 543 and ESS 543. Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 555  Air Pollution  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Nature, ambient concentrations, sources, sinks, and physiological activities of pollutants; meteorology; legislation; social and economic factors.
Prerequisite: (CHEM 113) and (MATH 261 or MATH 340) and (PH 122 or PH 142).
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 560  Air Pollution Measurement  Credits: 2 (1-3-0)

Course Description: Examination and application of techniques for air pollution measurement. Includes sampling and analysis of gases, aerosols, and precipitation.
Prerequisite: CHEM 114.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 601  Atmospheric Dynamics I  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Equations of motion; earth's rotation; balanced motion; vorticity and Rossby waves; shallow water models; potential vorticity.
Prerequisite: MATH 261 and MATH 530.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 602  Atmospheric Dynamics II  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Sound waves, gravity waves, Rossby waves; numerical weather predication; baroclinic instability; general circulation; tropical dynamics.
Prerequisite: ATS 601.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 604  Atmospheric Modeling  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Design of numerical models of the atmosphere; applications to current problems. Emphasis on practical understanding of relevant numerical methods.
Prerequisite: ATS 601.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 605  Atmospheric Circulations  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Observations and theory of the general circulation of the atmosphere, with emphasis on understanding physical mechanisms.
Prerequisite: ATS 602, may be taken concurrently.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 606  Introduction to Climate  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Global energy balance, surface energy balance, the hydrological cycle, atmosphere general circulation, ocean general circulation, climate variability, climate sensitivity and feedbacks.
Prerequisite: MATH 261 and MATH 530.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 607  Computational Methods for Atmospheric Science  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Computer programming tools unique to and common in the atmospheric sciences.
Prerequisite: ATS 601, may be taken concurrently.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 610  Physical Oceanography  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Foundations of ocean circulation theory and the general circulation of the oceans using observational data and rotating tank experiments.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 620  Thermodynamics and Cloud Physics  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Equilibrium thermodynamics, cloud microphysics, precipitation formation, and cloud electrification.
Prerequisite: MATH 340 and PH 142.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 621  Atmospheric Chemistry  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Overview of chemical kinetics and equilibria; sources and sinks of pollutants; photochemistry and smog formation; aqueous-phase chemistry; acid rain.
Prerequisite: CHEM 114 and MATH 340 and PH 142.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 622  Atmospheric Radiation  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Role of radiation in the energy balance of the climate system; Absorption and scattering of solar radiation; Emission and absorption of terrestrial radiation; Interactions of radiation with clouds and aerosols; Role of radiative active trace gases.
Prerequisite: ATS 620.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 623  Atmospheric Boundary Layer  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Equations for shallow atmospheric motions; thermal instability of a fluid layer; atmospheric turbulence; flow stability; 1-D mixed layer models.
Prerequisite: ATS 601, may be taken concurrently.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 631  Introduction to Atmospheric Aerosols  Credits: 2 (1-3-0)

Course Description: Physical, chemical and microphysical characteristics of atmospheric particulate matter; measurement principles and techniques.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 632  Interpreting Satellite Observations  Credits: 2 (1-3-0)

Course Description: Broad theoretical and practical overview of satellite observations of atmospheric composition. Introduction to the theoretical foundations of satellite composition retrievals of both gases and aerosols, and the associated strengths and weaknesses of commonly used atmospheric products.
Prerequisite: ATS 621 and ATS 622.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory. Credit not allowed for both ATS 632 and ATS 681A1.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 640  Synoptic Meteorology  Credits: 2 (1-2-0)

Course Description: Synoptic-scale weather systems; thermodynamic diagrams; vertical motion; fronts; cyclones and anticyclones.
Prerequisite: ATS 601, may be taken concurrently.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 641  Mesoscale Meteorology  Credits: 2 (1-2-0)

Course Description: Mesoscale weather systems; instabilities; orographic flows; dynamics of convective storms; organized convection.
Prerequisite: ATS 640.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 650  Measurement Systems and Theory  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Surface and upper air measurement systems; theory and system response, sensor design; automated data collection, analysis and display systems.
Prerequisite: PH 142 and STAT 301.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 651  Data Assimilation in Numerical Models  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Methods for combining theoretical understanding encoded in complex weather and climate models with real-world observations. Applications include weather prediction and other problems in the geosciences.
Prerequisite: (MATH 530) and (MATH 340 and STAT 301).
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 652  Atmospheric Remote Sensing  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Concepts of electromagnetic and acoustic wave propagation; active and passive remote sensing techniques including radar, lidar, thermal emission systems.
Prerequisite: ATS 622.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 655  Objective Analysis in Atmospheric Sciences  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Objective analysis of geophysical data: general statistics; matrix methods; time series analysis. Emphasis on applications to real-world data.
Prerequisite: ATS 601 or MATH 530.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 693  Responsible Research in Atmospheric Science  Credit: 1 (0-0-1)

Course Description: Scientific misconduct; ethical publishing; record keeping; data management; professional skills applicable to atmospheric science.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Must be admitted to Atmospheric Science degree program.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 695A  Independent Study: Atmosphere/Ocean Coupling  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 695B  Independent Study: Atmospheric Science Topics  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 699A  Thesis: Atmospheric Dynamics  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 699B  Thesis: Land-Atmosphere Interactions  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 699C  Thesis: Tropical Meteorology  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 699D  Thesis: Weather Systems  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 699E  Thesis: Remote Sensing  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 699F  Thesis: Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 699G  Thesis: General Circulation  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 699H  Thesis: Remote Sensing of Climate  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 699I  Thesis: Atmospheric Chemistry  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 699J  Thesis: Aerosol and Cloud Microphysics  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 699K  Thesis: Dynamic Meteorology  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 699L  Thesis: Satellite Applications  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 699M  Thesis: Mesoscale Meteorology  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 699N  Thesis: Dynamics and Physics of Clouds  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 699O  Thesis: Mesoscale Modeling  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 699P  Thesis: Radiation Theory  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 699Q  Thesis: Radar Meteorology  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 699R  Thesis: Aerosol and Cloud Chemistry  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 699S  Thesis: Climate Dynamics  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 699T  Thesis: Chemistry in the Atmosphere-Earth Systems  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 699U  Thesis: Tropospheric Chemistry  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 699V  Thesis: Atmospheric Variability  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 703  Numerical Weather Prediction  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Quasi-geostrophic approximation; barotropic, baroclinic, primitive equation, and general circulation models; numerical methods.
Prerequisite: ATS 602.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 704  Large-Scale Atmospheric Dynamics  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Quasi-static, quasi-geostrophic equations; planetary waves; geostrophic adjustment; barotropic, baroclinic instability; frontogenesis; tropical cyclones.
Prerequisite: ATS 602.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 707  Atmospheric Waves and Vortices  Credits: 3 (2-0-1)

Course Description: Atmospheric wave motions and embedded vortices spanning mountain waves to large-scale Rossby waves and critical layers.
Prerequisite: ATS 605.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and recitation.
Term Offered: Fall (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 708  Middle Atmospheric Dynamics  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Dynamics of the stratosphere and mesosphere with emphasis on the lower and middle stratosphere.
Prerequisite: ATS 602.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 710  Geophysical Vortices  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Observational, experimental, and theoretical aspects of geophysical vortices, such as hurricanes, polar lows, tornadoes, and dust devils.
Prerequisite: ATS 602.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 711  Microclimate  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Momentum, heat, water, and trace gas fluxes near the earth's surface, including fluxes between the atmosphere and the land/ocean/ice surfaces.
Prerequisite: MATH 340 and ATS 623.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 712  Dynamics of Clouds  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: General theory of cloud dynamics; parameterization of microphysics and radiation; models of fog, stratocumuli, cumulonimbi, and orographic clouds.
Prerequisite: ATS 623.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 715  Atmospheric Oxidation Processes  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Atmospheric hydrocarbon and nitrogen oxide reactions; aqueous phase scavenging and reactions; chemical pathways in the atmosphere.
Prerequisite: ATS 621.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 716  Air Quality Characterization  Credits: 2 (1-2-0)

Course Description: Planning, executing, and reporting on a measurement campaign to characterize local air quality.
Prerequisite: (ATS 560) and (ATS 555 or ATS 621).
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 721  Theoretical Topics in Radiative Transfer  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Physics of atmospheric radiation; theoretical techniques used to show radiation transfer equation.
Prerequisite: ATS 622.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 722  Atmospheric Radiation and Energetics  Credits: 3 (2-0-1)

Course Description: Radiative transfer in the atmosphere; implications on remote sensing and energetics.
Prerequisite: ATS 622.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and recitation.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 724  Cloud Microphysics  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Theories and observations of nucleation; cloud droplet spectria broadening;
precipitation growth and breakup; ice multiplication; cloud electrification.
Prerequisite: ATS 621.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 730  Mesoscale Modeling  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Development of basic equations used in mesoscale models and methodology of solution
Prerequisite: ATS 602 and ATS 623.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 735  Mesoscale Dynamics  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Analysis of physical and dynamical processes that initiate, maintain, and modulate atmospheric mesoscale phenomena.
Prerequisite: ATS 602.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 737  Satellite Observation of Atmosphere and Earth  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Satellite measurements; basic orbits and observing systems; applications of remote probing and imaging to investigations of atmospheric processes.
Prerequisite: ATS 622 and ATS 652.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 740  Atmospheric Electricity  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Foundations of atmospheric electricity, including global electric circuit and the role of thunderstorms in maintaining this circuit, thunderstorm electrification processes based on non-inductive charging theory, lightning detection based on RF and optical sensing, and lightning phenomena including Transient Luminous Events.
Prerequisite: ATS 620.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor. Credit not allowed for both ATS 740 and ATS 780A3.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 741  Radar Meteorology  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Radar systems; radar equation and applications; multiple Doppler observation and processing; radar studies of mesoscale systems.
Prerequisite: ATS 652.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 742  Tropical Meteorology  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Overview of the tropical atmosphere, monsoons, intraseasonal variability, hurricanes, theory of tropical convection and the large-scale circulation.
Prerequisite: ATS 601 and ATS 602 and ATS 606.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 743  Interactions of the Ocean and Atmosphere  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Ocean-atmosphere interactions in observations, theory, and models. Time mean atmosphere-ocean circulations through climate variability and change.
Prerequisite: ATS 602.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 745  Atmospheric General Circulation Modeling  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Current problems in modeling of the general circulation of the atmosphere.
Prerequisite: ATS 602 and ATS 605.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 750  Climate Dynamics: Atmospheric Variability  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Analysis and interpretation of large-scale patterns of climate variability and observed climate change.
Prerequisite: ATS 605 and ATS 655.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 752  Inverse Methods in Atmospheric Science  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Introduction to inverse modeling, with particular application to remote sensing retrievals, flux inversions and data assimilation.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Ph.D. standing in Atmospheric Science required.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 753  Global Hydrologic Cycle  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Hydrologic cycle, moisture transport and air-ground exchange; water budgets of meteorological phenomena; climatology of atmospheric water.
Prerequisite: (ATS 601) and (ATS 622 or ATS 652).
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 755  Theoretical and Applied Climatology  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Current topics in climate research.
Prerequisite: ATS 606.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 760  Global Carbon Cycle  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Exchanges of CO2 between the atmosphere, the land surface, and oceans. Biogeochemical processes. Micrometeorological and inverse flux estimation.
Prerequisite: ATS 606.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 761  Land-Atmosphere Interactions  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Exchange of energy, water, momentum, and carbon between the land surface and the atmosphere.
Prerequisite: ATS 606.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 762  Biosphere-Chemistry-Climate Interactions  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Explore the sensitivity of the climate system to atmospheric chemical composition with emphasis on connections to biospheric processes and feedbacks.
Prerequisite: ATS 621.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 765  Climate Dynamics-Ocean Variability  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Climate variability on time scales of years to millennia with focus on the role of the ocean circulation. Approach through dynamical systems theory.
Prerequisite: ATS 606.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 770  Ocean Modeling  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Conceptual and numerical ocean models and their application to current problems in climate science and biogeochemical cycles.
Prerequisite: ATS 601.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 772  Aerosol Physics, Chemistry, Clouds & Climate  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: The physics and chemistry of atmospheric aerosols including composition, size, and interaction with radiation and clouds, including the development of research-grade models of aerosols, clouds, and radiation.
Prerequisite: (CHEM 114 and MATH 161) and (PH 122 or PH 142).
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 784  Supervised College Teaching  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 786  Practicum  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 795  Independent Study  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 796  Group Study  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 799A  Dissertation: Atmospheric Dynamics  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 799B  Dissertation: Land-Atmosphere Interactions  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 799C  Dissertation: Tropical Meteorology  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 799D  Dissertation: Weather Systems  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 799E  Dissertation: Remote Sensing  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 799F  Dissertation: Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 799G  Dissertation: General Circulation  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 799H  Dissertation: Remote Sensing of Climate  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 799I  Dissertation: Atmospheric Chemistry  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 799J  Dissertation: Aerosol and Cloud Microphysics  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 799K  Dissertation: Dynamic Meteorology  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 799L  Dissertation: Satellite Applications  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 799M  Dissertation: Mesoscale Meteorology  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 799N  Dissertation: Dynamics and Physics of Clouds  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 799O  Dissertation: Mesoscale Modeling  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 799P  Dissertation: Radiation Theory  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 799Q  Dissertation: Radar Meteorology  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 799R  Dissertation: Aerosol and Cloud Chemistry  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 799S  Dissertation: Climate Dynamics  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 799T  Dissertation: Chemistry in the Atmosphere-Earth Systems  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 799U  Dissertation: Tropospheric Chemistry  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

ATS 799V  Dissertation: Atmospheric Variability  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.