The MSSM Introduction to Meteorology class visited the Caribou, Maine National Weather Service Forecast Office on Wednesday afternoon. Science and Operations Officer Todd Foisy explained how they make weather forecasts and showed them the facility.
Meteorology (SCI 222) explores how energy and matter move in the atmosphere to produce daily weather, regional climates, and large-scale events. The atmosphere is a minor component of the Earth by mass, but its fluid nature renders it the most effective agent transporting material and energy at the surface. Students will demonstrate mastery of the subject matter by individual projects of their choosing. The projects include: demonstrating an understanding of the physics of weather processes, atmospheric phenomena, and meteorological quantities, their measurement, and their display.