ESCI 107/109 – The Atmosphere/The Atmosphere with Lab

An introductory course for non-science majors.

  1. Composition and Structure
  2. Seasons and Radiation
  3. Temperature
  4. Humidity
  5. Stability
  6. Clouds and Fog
  7. Precipitation
  8. Pressure
  9. Wind
  10. Mesoscale Circulation
  11. Global Circulation
  12. Air Masses
  13. Fronts
  14. Thunderstorms and Tornadoes
  15. Lightning
  16. Tropical Cyclones

These notes were created as lesson outlines for courses I taught at Millersville University from 2000 – 2023.  Permission is granted for free use for academic purposes.  The permanence of this website is not guaranteed, so users should consider downloading the PDFs of the notes.  Please credit use of the notes to Alex DeCaria.

These notes are not guaranteed to be accurate, and are presented “as is.”