Classes offered in Geosciences
Department of Atmospheric Science, Earth Sciences & Physics
GEOS 3032. BROADCAST METEOROLOGY PRACTICUM 1-3 cr. Maximum, 3 cr.
Systematic research, training, and active participation in
meteorological/climatological laboratory 2-6 hours/week at a
television weather station. Grade of CR (Credit) or NC (No Credit)
will be awarded. Can serve as credit for an atmospheric sciences
elective. Prerequisites: Credit or registration in ATMS 2005 and sophomore standing.
GEOS 4035. PRINCIPLES OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
(GIS). 3 cr.
Techniques for analyzing, displaying and managing
geographic data topics including: structure of geographic data
bases, principles of digital cartography, basic spatial statistics and
analysis of spatial relationships using GIS. Prerequisite: Junior or
GEOS 4050. REMOTE SENSING OF THE ENVIRONMENT. 3 cr.
This course will cover the basics and the interpretation of remote sensing data that will include aerial photography, U. S. and French satellite imagery, thermal infrared, Sideways Looking Radar, Synthetic Aperture Radar, and other airborne platforms such as the Daedalus Multispectral Scanner used by NASA.
GEOS 4091. RESEARCH. 1-6 cr. Maximum, 6 cr.
Research problems that can be completed in one semester. Three hours laboratory per week for each credit hour. A written proposal with a list of references must be submitted to and be approved by the supervising professor and department head. Results of work will be presented in a seminar. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing.