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THE UNIVERSITY OF Utah, founded in 1850, is a public, coeducational institution located in Salt Lake City. The university confers bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and professional degrees in a variety of academic and professional disciplines. The university offers a focus on environmental science, and the university's College of Mines and Earth Sciences is home to the Departments of Meteorology and Geology and Geophysics.

The Department of Meteorology focuses on offering a background for meteorology and related environmental science careers with an understanding of system processes involving weather and climate. The program's emphasis on mountain weather and climate (as well as the complexities involved in forecasting weather on complex terrain) stems from Salt Lake's location on the western slope of the Wasatch Mountains (a range in the Rocky ...

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