Atm. Sci. 109 - General Information

Atmospheric Science 109
Thunderstorms, Tornadoes and Hurricanes

General Information


Prof. Jon Kahl


PREREQUISITES: None
REQUIRED Textbook: Severe and Hazardous Weather, 2nd ed. by Rauber, Walsh and Charlevoix (Kendall/Hunt, 2005)
HOW TO FIND PROF. KAHL:
  • In person: EMS rm. W435
  • By telephone: 229-3949
  • By email: kahl@uwm.edu
OFFICE HOURS: M-F, 11:45-12:30 or by appointment
GRADING:
  • Daily homework assignments: 50%
  • Weekly quizzes: 40%
  • Attendance: 10%
MISCELLANEOUS:
  • 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 http://www.uwm.edu/~kahl/109. Some resources, such as the image gallery, the Virtual Weather Map Room, and the University of Illinois Severe and Hazardous Weather web site, http://severewx.atmos.uiuc.edu> 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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