Weather and Climate

Catalog Number
Exam Type
Multiple Choice
Credit / Level
3.0 / Lower

The UExcel Weather and Climate examination measures knowledge, understanding, and practical application of material typically taught in a one-semester, three-credit, 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 examination 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. (Multiple-choice examination)

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