Meteorology - Curriculum 372

Program Officer

CDR Ana Tempone

Spanagel Hall, Room 304

(831) 656-2045, DSN 756-2045

ana.tempone@nps.edu

Academic Associate

Wendell A. Nuss, Ph.D.

Code MR, Root Hall, Room 254

(831) 656-2308, DSN 756-2308

nuss@nps.edu

Brief Overview

This curriculum will provide qualified personnel with a sound understanding of the science of meteorology. The program is designed to provide the student with:

  • A thorough understanding of the principles governing the physical and dynamic properties of the atmosphere.
  • The ability to observe, assimilate, analyze, interpret, and predict atmospheric parameters and conditions using field experimentation, direct and remote sensing observational techniques, statistical analyses and numerical models.
  • A thorough understanding of the effects of atmospheric properties and conditions on weapon, sensor and platform performance while conducting and supporting military warfare.
  • A meteorological research experience germane to military warfare, culminating in a thesis of professional quality.

Requirements for Entry

The master's program is open to International Officers, officers from other services, and DoD civilians. It is open to Information Dominance Corp (18xx) and Unrestricted Line officers of the U.S. Navy and officers from other services. Students in the USAF Basic Meteorology Program (BMP) are also listed in this curriculum. The remainder of this section applies to the MS degree program.

For the master's program, a baccalaureate degree with completion of mathematics through differential and integral calculus and a minimum of one year of college physics is required. An APC of 233 is required for direct entry. A refresher quarter is available for candidates who do not meet all admission requirements for direct entry and is normally offered in the Summer quarter prior to 372 enrollment.

Entry Date

Meteorology is a six-quarter course of study with a normal entry date in the Fall quarter. For further information, contact the Program Officer. Academic questions may be referred directly to the Academic Associate.

Degree

Master of Science in Meteorology.

Typical Course of Study

Quarter 1

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
MA1115Multi Variable Calculus

4

0

MA1116Vector Calculus

3

0

MR2020Computer Computations in Air-Ocean Sciences

2

2

MR3140Probability and Statistics for Air-Ocean Science

3

2

MR3252Tropical Meteorology/Laboratory

3

4

MA1115, MA1116: 6wks

Quarter 2

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
MA3132Partial Differential Equations and Integral Transforms

4

0

MR3522Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Ocean/Laboratory

4

2

MR4322Dynamic Meteorology

4

0

MR4413/OC4413Air-Sea Interaction

4

0

Quarter 3

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
MR3610Modern Climatology

4

0

MR4234Advanced Topics in Mid-Latitude Weather Systems

4

0

MR4323Air and Ocean Numerical Prediction Systems

4

2

MR4900Directed Study in Meteorology

V

0

Quarter 4

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
MR4241Mesoscale Meteorology

3

0

MR4800Advanced Topics in Meteorology

V

0

MR0810Thesis Research

0

8

MR0810Thesis Research

0

8

Quarter 5

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
MR4262Advanced Meteorological Prediction

3

2

MR4800Advanced Topics in Meteorology

V

0

MR0810Thesis Research

0

8

MR0810Thesis Research

0

8

Quarter 6

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
MR4800Advanced Topics in Meteorology

V

0

MR0810Thesis Research

0

8

MR0810Thesis Research

0

8

MR0999Seminar in Meteorology

2

0

Educational Skill Requirements (ESR)

Meteorology (Masters) - Curriculum 372

Subspecialty Code: Not Applicable for MS Degree

Note -This program primarily supports USAF and International graduate education, thus there is no Navy p-code or subspecialty associated with this master's program, and no official ESRs . This list describes the skills this program will provide students upon successful completion.

This curriculum will provide qualified personnel with a sound understanding of the science of meteorology. The program is designed to provide the student with:

  1. A thorough understanding of the principles governing the physical and dynamic properties of the atmosphere.
  2. The ability to observe, assimilate, analyze, interpret, and predict atmospheric parameters and conditions using field experimentation, direct and remote sensing observational techniques, statistical analyses and numerical models.
  3. A thorough understanding of the effects of atmospheric properties and conditions on weapon, sensor and platform performance, while conducting and supporting military warfare.
  4. A meteorological research experience germane to military warfare, culminating in a thesis of professional quality.

Educational Skill Requirements (ESR)

Meteorology (Ph.D.) - Curriculum 372

Subspecialty Code: 6403D

The officer must have a thorough theoretical and functional knowledge (obtained at the doctorate level) of the principles of meteorology and its effects on naval warfare and weapons systems.