North Seattle Community College                                                       Spring 2009


Meteorology 100: Introduction to Studying the Weather

Course meeting times:           TTh, noon — 2:20 p.m.

Lectures, labs and discussions will be held in Room AS 1623

Text: Cliff Mass, The Weather of the Pacific Northwest (ISBN 9780295988474)


Other (recommended) equipment:

E-mail account that you will check twice per week

• Weather notebook (a regular spiral bound notebook will be fine)

• Access to a calculator


Course purpose: This course will introduce you to how the scientific study of the weather and climate is done, using the Pacific Northwest’s weather and climate as an immediate example. The course will contain some math, but will focus primarily on the concepts of atmospheric sciences. We will answer questions like “What’s the difference between climate and weather?” and “What’s with this freaking snow, anyway?” Previous coursework in chemistry and physics is helpful but not required. Please check your e-mail (or send me an e-mail if you haven’t heard from me in a while) for updates.


Instructor: Tracy Furutani     Office: IB 2328B

Phone: 528-4509                           Office hour: Daily, 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.