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Gregory J Hakim
ATM S 490
Seattle Campus

Current Weather Analysis

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.

Class description

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

Recommended preparation

Interest in weather and science generally.

Class assignments and grading

Weekly summaries of the discussions.

Acceptable summaries for at least 8 discussions (CR/NC).


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Gregory J Hakim
Date: 10/25/2011