Physics of Extreme Weather


CANCELLED

Summer 2014 quarter

Taught by

physics, math, astrophysics

Fires and floods in Colorado, Australia, and worldwide ... Hurricanes and typhoons moving  further north and getting stronger ... Mega-tornados, with extended tornado seasons and ranges ... What about tsunamis, earthquakes, and solar magnetic storms?  What is extreme weather?  What causes it?  Is it really getting worse?  Is extreme weather related to global warming? 

 

We will learn algebra-based thermodynamics, mechanics, and Earth science to address questions such as these.  We will seminar on recent writings.  Students will contribute case studies from news and science articles, and will actively engage in a writing community with peers.  Much of the program will be online, and we will meet for lectures and workshops.  This course provides entrance requirements for degree programs such as MIT.

Prerequisites: mastery of high school algebra,  good reading and writing skills, willingness to work in teams, ability to use computers and Internet for independent work online.  No physics prerequisite.

Fields of Study

Location and Schedule

Campus location

Olympia

Schedule

Offered during: Day

Advertised schedule: Monday and Wednesday 12-4pm,  on campus weeks 1 and 5, online seminar or meet in small teams otherwise, on your own time Tuesday and Thursday 12-4pm, lectures and workshops on campus Office hours:  after class

Books

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Online Learning

Hybrid Online Learning 25 - 49% Delivered Online

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Off Campus Location

Students will choose their own locations to meet with teammates, on campus or off, on Mondays and/or Wednesdays, weeks 2-4.

Revisions

Date Revision
July 23rd, 2014 Course cancelled due to low enrollment.

Registration Information

Credits: 8 (Summer)

Class standing: Freshmen–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 24

Summer

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