Backyard Meteorology: The Science of Weather

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Backyard Meteorology: The Science of Weather

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Backyard Meteorology: The Science of Weather
The course Backyard Meteorology: The Science of Weather is an online class provided by Harvard University through edX. The skill level of the course is Introductory. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Learn to forecast the weather just by looking out your window.
Course description
The weather forecasts we see every day are based on an army of meteorological sensing networks and intensive computer modeling. Before the rise of these technologies, predictions were made by methods like discerning cloud formations and wind directions.This course will explore the science behind weather systems by teaching the observational skills needed to make a forecast without using instruments or computer models. We’ll discuss the physical processes driving weather and the global forces that shape global climate systems. Finally, we will examine the limits of prediction in both human observations and computer models. Can the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas? Take this course to find out!

Prerequisites & Facts

Backyard Meteorology: The Science of Weather

Course Topic

Physics, Science

University, College, Institution

Harvard University

Course Skill Level

Introductory

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

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Backyard Meteorology: The Science of Weather

To obtain a verified certificate from edX / Harvard University you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate (49.00 USD) or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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School: Harvard University
Topic: Physics, Science
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