Weather Forecasting  (WFC)

This track is designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in meteorology and seek graduate level training and experience in applied weather forecasting.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
ATM 651 Introduction to Atmospheric Science 3
ATM 662 Advance Weather Forecasting 3
ATM 732 Climate Dynamics (or ELECTIVE) 3
MES 660
MES 661
Introduction to Marine Geographic Information Systems
and Introduction to Marine Geographic Information Systems - Laboratory (or ELECTIVE)
3
 Credit Hours12
Spring
ATM 765 General Circulation of the Atmosphere 3
ATM 661 Tropical Atmosphere and Ocean 3
RSM 645 Scientific Communication (or ELECTIVE) 3
RSM 620 Climate and Society (or ELECTIVE) 3
 Credit Hours12
Summer
ATM 805 MPS Internship 6
 Credit Hours6
 Total Credit Hours30

Additional Elective Options

ATM 731Air-Sea Interaction3
ATM 532Broadcast Meteorology3
RSM 670Carbon and Climate3
ATM 732Climate Dynamics3
ATM 762Computer Models in Fluid Dynamics3
ATM 663Mesoscale Meteorology and Severe Storms3
ATM 611Geophysical Fluid Dynamics I3
ATM 712Large Scale Ocean Circulation: Models and Observations3
ATM 633Atmospheric Boundary Layer3
ATM 616
OCE 602Oceanography II (Physical)2
RSM 645Scientific Communication3
ATM 660Tropospheric Chemistry I3