Atm. Sci. 190-109: Thunderstorms, Tornadoes and Hurricanes - Syllabus

Atmospheric Science 109
Thunderstorms, Tornadoes and Hurricanes

Syllabus


Winterim 2008
M T W Th F 8:30 - 11:45, EMS E159

Prof. Jon Kahl


Approximate Syllabus
Date Topic Reading
assignment
Homework
assignment
Jan. 2 Atmospheric properties; Meteorological measurements Ch. 1, 2 HW #1
Jan. 3 Understanding weather charts; Weather forecasting computer models Ch. 3, 4 HW #2
Jan. 4 Stability and thermodynamic diagrams Ch. 5 HW #3:
Stability lab
Quiz #1: Friday, Jan. 4
Jan. 7 Atmospheric forces; Midlatitude high and low pressure systems Ch. 6, 7 HW #4
Jan. 8 Air masses and fronts; Extratropical cyclones Ch. 8, 9
Jan. 9 Thunderstorms Ch. 17 HW #5
Jan. 10 Hailstorms Ch. 19 HW #6
Jan. 11 Lightning;
Guest speaker: Bart Adrian, Broadcast Meteorologist, WITI
Ch. 20 HW #7
Quiz #2: Friday, Jan. 11
Jan. 14 Tornadoes Ch. 18 HW #8:
Tornado lab
Jan. 15 Tornadoes, continued
Jan. 16 Hurricanes Ch. 23 HW #9
Jan. 17 Lake Effect Snowstorms;
Guest speaker: Erica Kelly, Exhibition Developer, The Field Museum (Chicago)
Ch. 12 HW #10
Jan. 18 Ice Storms Ch. 11 HW #11
Quiz #3: Friday, Jan. 18

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