Meteorology

The Department of Geology & Astronomy offers courses in meteorology. Students from all disciplines enjoy our meteorology classes, whether they are fulfilling their general education science requirement or completing part of their major program of study. The meteorology courses includes:

ESS 170 Introduction to Our Atmosphere

ESS 370 Introduction to Meteorology

ESS 371 Advanced Meteorology

A more detailed description of all of our courses can be found in the undergraduate catalogue

WCU Weather Station

The department maintains a weather station on the roof of the Merion Science Center. Data collected from our local station in combined with satellite images, Doppler radar graphics, upper level atmospheric readings and detailed surface maps which provide data concerning the conditions of the atmosphere world-wide. This data is used in classroom laboratory activities as well as for student research projects. The department also operates a local GPS calibration station.