Met 101: Introduction to the Atmosphere

Met 101: Introduction to the Atmosphere
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:
  • Describe the composition and structure of Earth’s atmosphere, including the distribution of atmospheric moisture
  • Explain how atmospheric composition affects light scattering and color
  • Describe the concept of air pressure and hydrostatic balance
  • Identify the main factors influencing atmospheric heating and mixing
  • Describe the components of the hydrologic cycle, including the role of the ocean
  • Explain the basic types of atmospheric observations