WEATHER AND CLIMATE

SCHEDULE

Spring 2012   
 

TOPIC
TEXTBOOK
EXERCISES
LINKS
Introduction      

Representing Climate Data I : Maps and Numbers

Station Models, pp. 461-462


Isoline Map Practice

Station Model Practice

Station model practice

more Station Model Practice

Introduction to the Atmosphere

Ch. 1,

p. 153 (Focus Topic)

Ideal Gas Law

 

Ideal Gas Law fun

 

Electromagnetic Radiation Ch. 2

Stefan-Boltzman and Wein's Law

 
Radiation Balance Ch. 2, pp. 435 - 438    
What is Temperature? Ch. 3   Frostbite and frostnip
Wind Chill

Representing Climate Data II : Weather Imagery

pp. 250-253  

Satellite Images
 GOES Satellites

National Climate Data Center

EXAM ONE (Tentative Date: February 17)
Humidity Ch. 4

Psychrometer practice problems

RH table

DPT table

 

Cloud Classification

 

Ch. 4 and chart at back of text  

Clouds

GROUP PROJECT : WORK GROUPS February 24, 27, 29
Atmospheric Stability and Adiabatic Processes Ch. 5

 

 

 

 

Precipitation Ch. 5   The True Shape of Rain

Pressure and Wind

Ch. 6 Isobar maps and Wind Coriolis effect
SPRING BREAK: March 12 - 16
EXAM TWO (Tentative Date: Monday, March 26)
General Circulation Ch. 7 (& p. 459 hydrostatic equation)   Local Winds
Jet Streams
Ch. 7
Jet Streams
El Nino Ch. 7   El Nino
Air Masses and Fronts Ch. 8 Practice with mapping fronts

 

Cyclogenesis Ch. 8   Blizzard Satellite Images
      Wind Shear  
Thunderstorms Ch. 10  

 

 

Lightning Ch. 10  

Lightning Safety

Lightning Safety Quiz

Tornadoes Ch. 10   Tornado Safety
Hurricanes Ch. 11    
Class Group Project PRESENTATIONS: April 23 - May 4

EXAM THREE : WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2:00, in regular classroom