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AOS 101: Introduction to Weather and Climate
This is the homepage for the class Introduction to Weather and Climate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This page contains pictures, questions, a course syllabus, a study guide, satellite images and weather maps. Lecture outlines include discussion of the following topics: atmospheric composition, atmospheric optics, energy transfer, thunderstorms, cyclones, temperature, moisture in the atmosphere, precipitation, air masses and fronts, forces that generate winds and local winds. There are links provided for more information.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Course
  • Atmospheric science
  • Climatology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyrighted (C) 2000 by Steve Ackerman. Feel free to use this material for non-profit educational purposes.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-003-415
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr Steve Ackerman
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Atmospheric Sciences