Gregory J Hakim
ATM S 490
Reviews and analyzes current weather situations and forecasts. Promotes active discussion between the leader and attendees, and provides exposure to practical aspects of forecasting, the structure of synoptic and local weather phenomena, and applications of basic meteorological concepts. Offered: AWSp.
We will review and discuss current weather and climate using observations and physical reasoning. Students enrolled in the class will be expected to turn in a written summary (0.5-1 page, typed) of the discussion each week. Student summaries should note the main topics under discussion, but need not cover all the technical details associated with each topic.
Student learning goals
links between weather patterns (e.g. the jet stream) and sensible weather (e.g. wind and rain)
understand how weather forecasts are created
General method of instruction
Interest in weather and science generally.
Class assignments and grading
Weekly summaries of the discussions.
Acceptable summaries for at least 8 discussions (CR/NC).