Luke E Madaus
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. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
This course will offer discussions of the current weather situation both locally and globally with an emphasis on learning how to talk about the weather, where to look for technical weather information, and how to interpret and describe what you are looking at. Take your casual weather conversations to the next level by seeing what the meteorologists see!
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Discussions will be led by the course instructor or invited guest presenters. Open discussion and dialog between the students and the instructor will be emphasized and encouraged.
Discussions about the weather will be held at a reasonably technical, but still accessible level even for those with little experience in meteorology.
Class assignments and grading
Short, weekly online quizzes will be given asking about different topics discussed during the class.