Atm. Sci. 109 - General Information

Atmospheric Science 109
Thunderstorms, Tornadoes and Hurricanes

General Information

Prof. Jon Kahl

REQUIRED Textbook: Severe and Hazardous Weather, 2nd ed. by Rauber, Walsh and Charlevoix (Kendall/Hunt, 2005)
  • In person: EMS rm. W435
  • By telephone: 229-3949
  • By email:
OFFICE HOURS: M-F, 11:45-12:30 or by appointment
  • Daily homework assignments: 50%
  • Weekly quizzes: 40%
  • Attendance: 10%
  • Come to class on time and don't leave early! Please avoid these disruptions as a courtesy to your fellow students and to the instructor
  • Read the assigned section(s) of the textbook both before and after the lecture. This is the most efficient way to absorb the material and to do well on the homework.
  • The syllabus and other course materials are available on line. Point your web browser to Some resources, such as the image gallery, the Virtual Weather Map Room, and the University of Illinois Severe and Hazardous Weather web site,> are only available on-line.
  • Bring your textbook to class! I will often refer to figures in the book.
  • Ask questions! Just because you're studying meteorology doesn't mean you have to blunder about in a fog or walk around with your head in the clouds.
  • Do not miss the quizzes! Make-up quizzes will not be given without a signed medical excuse.
  • Get in the habit of watching television weather reports. This will help you to put your newly-acquired knowledge to work in your everyday life.

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