Christopher S. Bretherton
ATM S 101
The earth's atmosphere, with emphasis on weather observations and forecasting. Daily weather map discussions. Highs, lows, fronts, clouds, storms, jet streams, air pollution, and other features of the atmosphere. Physical processes involved in weather phenomena. Intended for nonmajors. Offered: AWSpS.
A broad physical understanding of atmospheric phenomena related to weather and climate, how they are measured, weather forecasting, and weather information on the internet.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lectures with 2xweekly weather discussions, quiz sections with demos, worksheets, short weekly quizzes
High school physics, logical reasoning skills, curiosity about atmospheric phenomena and weather
Class assignments and grading
20% homeworks, 40% midterms, 25% final, 10% quiz sections, 5% forecast contest. For details see http://www.atmos.washington.edu/2004Q4/101/gradingpolicy.html