Atmospheric Sciences 301
Autumn 2014




Instructor Text & Reading

Class Calendar

Map Discussions Tests
Current weather

Cloud Atlas

Miscellaneous

 
Syllabus

Updated: 10 November 2014*#
 

Topic
(approximate number of lectures in parentheses)
Lecture Notes Supplemental
Reading & Info.
Example Problems
Unit 1 
Atmospheric Basics and Intro to Midlatitude Weather

Notes on atmospheric composition, weather observations & maps

Weather Symbols
Angela's 301 Cloud Notes
Sets 1, 2, 3
Unit 2 
Thermodynamics

Thermodynamics notes

W & H Secs. 3.1-3.6
Skew-T Description
Skew-T Practice
Set 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Unit 3
Clouds and Cloud Physics
Chap 1 of
Cloud Dynamics (1st Ed.) by
R. Houze

newCloud Microphysics
newLightning
Sets 10, 10A
Unit 4 
Thunderstorms
Thunderstorm notes

W & H:  Sec. 8.3
newConvective Clouds & Thunderstorms
newSevere Thunderstorm Case


Unit 5
Dynamics

Dynamics notes

W & H Secs. 7.2-7.2.7
Forces: N. Hemisphere, S. Hemisphere
Sets 14, 15, 16, 17
Unit 6
Weather Prediction

Numerical prediction notes

W & H Secs. 7.3-7.3.5
Chap 1 of Chaos by James Gleick
Set 18
Unit 7
Radiation & Climate

Radiation & climate notes
IPCC Summary

W & H:  Secs. 4.1-4.4 Sets 11, 12, 13

Special topic

Pacific Northwest Weather


Northwest Weather notes


Special topic
Tropical Meteorology

Tropical meteorology notes

W & H: Sec. 8.4



*Note: Every effort will be made to observe the schedule indicated by this syllabus, but the schedule is not guaranteed, and the student is advised to attend class and check the syllabus regularly for updates.
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