Online Learning

Certificate of Achievement in Weather Forecasting

Whether you are an amateur weather enthusiast or a weather-related industry professional, enrolling in this online certificate program is a perfect way to enhance your career or degree. Through the online meteorology courses that compose this 12-credit certificate program of study, you can build a foundational understanding of contemporary forecasting techniques.

Note: We currently do not offer the B.S. or any advanced degrees online.

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Detailed information about the program--including course registration--is published at the World Campus website.

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Graduate Certificate in Weather and Climate Analytics

Many of the world's economies are sensitive to weather and climate hazards, and minimizing uncertainty has become a priority among leading commercial and government sectors. At the same time, access to real-time and historical weather data has never been more readily available. Penn State's online Graduate Certificate in Weather and Climate Analytics program is designed to address the emerging needs of corporate and government entities looking to integrate information gleaned from weather and climate data streams into their decision-making process.

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Detailed information about the program, including pre-enrollment competency certification, is found at the John A. Dutton e-Education Institute website.


 

Meteo 3:  Introductory Meteorology

METEO 3 is a General Education course offered by the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science. The course is designed specifically for distance learners seeking general science credit. METEO 3 will introduce to you a wide variety of basic atmospheric concepts so that you can become a better "weather consumer" (better understand and evaluate weather information) and gain a better understanding of "how the weather works."

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Detailed information about this course--including course registration--is published on the John A. Dutton e-Education Institute website.  


 

Meteo 469:  From Meteorology to Mitigation: Understanding Global Warming

This course provides an introduction to global warming and climate change, covering the basic science, projected impacts, and approaches to mitigation.

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Detailed information about this course--including course registration--is published on the John A. Dutton e-Education website.  


 

Learningweather.psu.edu

At learningweather.psu.edu we've provided you with some of the exciting tools and interactive exercises for learning how the atmosphere works.  We've also provided you with a few of the lessons from our Certificate of Achievement in Weather Forecasting.  Try them out and if you like what you see, you might consider enrolling in the certificate program detailed above.