Free Online Atmospheric Science Courses from Top Universities

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If you want to learn about the earth's atmosphere free of charge, then the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of the top universities you can select. Its free online classes discuss subject matters like atmospheric circulation, radiation and forecasting.
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Free Atmospheric Science Courses

A range of topics such as those dealing with meteorology and radiation in the atmosphere are available for online study through Massachusetts Institute of Technology. These classes include assignments, and some involve projects. All courses are accompanied with downloadable course materials.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Most atmospheric science classes available through this university's OpenCourseWare are at the graduate level. One undergrad class is offered that provides an intro to radon physics, radiation biology and geology. This class is designed so that students gain hands-on experience in learning how to measure radon.

A graduate course that deals with the physics of atmospheric radiation allows students to explore remote sensing and the use of computer codes. Other graduate study gives students an understanding of topics like operational ocean and atmosphere forecasting, circulation models and theories, internal gravity waves, Rossby waves, tropical cyclones and intraseasonal oscillations.

Free Online Atmospheric Science Courses at a Glance

Course & School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes & Exams Downloadable
Dynamics of the Atmosphere course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Text Yes No Yes
Radon Research in Multidisciplines: A Review course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Text Yes No Yes
Tropical Meteorology course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Text Yes No Yes
Atmospheric Radiation course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Text Yes No Yes
Prediction and Predictability in the Atmosphere and Ocean course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Text Yes No Yes

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Featured Schools

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Purdue University Global

  • Master of Science - DNP Executive Leader
  • Master: Legal Studies
  • Bachelor: Liberal Studies
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  • Medical Office Administration Certificate

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Brenau University

  • Master of Arts - Communication and Media Studies
  • Bachelor of Science - Psychology
  • Associate of Arts - Liberal Studies
  • Education Specialist - Early Childhood Education

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Louisiana State University Shreveport

  • Master of Business Administration with a General Business Specialization
  • Master of Business Administration - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise Concentration
  • Master of Business Administration - Finance Concentration

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Colorado State University Global

  • MS - Teaching and Learning
  • BS - Communication
  • Graduate Certificate - Human Resource Management

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Full Sail University

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  • BS - Sportscasting
  • Cert - Instructional Design and Technology

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Tulane University

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  • Master of Professional Studies in Information Technology Management

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  • Master of Liberal Arts
  • Master of Arts in Science Writing

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Arkansas State University

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  • Master of Science in Education in Educational Theory & Practice
  • Ed.S. Education Degree Specialist in Curriculum Director
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