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Graduate Certificate in
Weather and Climate Analytics

Courses

The online Graduate Certificate in Weather and Climate Analytics is a five-course, 13-credit program. To earn this certificate, you must successfully complete the five required meteorology courses.

Required Courses (13 credits)

  • 3
    credits

    Students will learn a variety of methods for accessing appropriate weather and climate datasets available from government and research institutions. Working with very large datasets in a computationally efficient manner will be stressed, as will consideration of factors that affect data reliability.

  • 3
    credits

    This course provides practical guidance in the quantitative analysis of large weather and climate datasets for incorporation into a data analytics system. Students will learn a variety of methods for describing environmental data focusing on bulk characteristics, hypotheses testing, linear modeling, and variability modeling.

  • 3
    credits

    Students will learn a variety of methods for identifying key temporal patterns in atmospheric datasets, modeling methods based on patterns, trend analyses in climate datasets, advanced modeling methods, frequency domain analyses, and spatial-temporal visualization techniques specific to meteorology.

  • 3
    credits

    This course provides practical guidance in forecast systems of weather and climate variables for incorporation into decision-making systems. Students will learn a variety of methods for prognostic modeling of categorical and continuous variables, measuring forecast accuracy, and assessing results through Monte Carlo simulations.

  • 1
    credit

    The goal of this course is to better inform decision-makers on the probability of adverse and advantageous weather events. This course will adopt a case study approach whereby students learn to create a weather and climate analytics analysis and presentation.

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