Weather and Climate

Catalog number: PHYX-120

Description: The exam measures knowledge, understanding, and practical application of material typically taught in a lower-level undergraduate course in Weather and Climate. The content is drawn from that commonly included in courses with such titles as Introduction to Atmospheric Science, Introduction to Weather and Climate, or Introduction to Meteorology. The exam tests for comprehension of college-level meteorology and atmospheric science skills and concepts. It measures knowledge and understanding of the following major themes: observing, analyzing, describing, and diagramming the basics of major atmospheric processes including energy, pressure, wind, precipitation, air masses, fronts, storm systems; basic climate and weather patterns; and understanding the physical processes and mechanisms underlying weather and climate behaviors and phenomena.

Exam Type: Multiple Choice

Credit / Level: 3.0 / Lower

Exam Fee: $95*

* Fee shown is for the exam only. Other associated expenses such as books and study resources, or travel, lodging, or providing any required documentation or background checks, are additional.


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