Portals to Academic Study Success
The processes by which individuals learn in class and, ultimately, acheive academic success. Geared to freshmen probationary students. Time management, developing successful study habits, long-term goal planning, and use of university-wise resources.
Weather, Climate, and Television I, II
Provides a theoretical foundation of television broadcasting and meteorology to supplement the hands-on television experience gained from the WeatherWatcher Living-Learning Community. By examining the history and characteristics of television, critical analyses of news and weather-related programming, and special topics pertaining to meteorology, students will gain a rounded understanding of the medium and its impact on the field of meteorology and broadcasting. This WeatherWatcher Living-Learning Community academic course is required of all first-year residents.
Surface observation codes. Preparation of surface, upper air, and sounding charts. Forecast guidance, weather map interpretation, and preparation of weather forecasts. Map discussions.
Computational Methods for Meteorology
Introduction to the basic concepts of programming and computation for meteorology and earth science students. Elements of compiled and interpreted languages. Development of skills necessary for the reading, analyzing, and plotting of meteorological and climatic data.
Severe Weather Forecasting Field Trip
Field experience forecasting and observing severe moist convection.
Weather Analysis and Forecasting I: Synoptic Meteorology
Dynamics and thermodynamics of the atmosphere applied to current weather situations and case studies. Cyclone and frontal theory, jet streams, and quasi-geostrophic diagnostics. Weather discussions, map analysis, and forecast preparation.
Weather Analysis and Forecasting II: Mesoscale Meteorology
Real-time analysis and nowcasting of mesoscale atmospheric phenomena, including heavy snow, cold-air damming, severe weather, and flash floods. Case studies and weather discussions.
Last Modified: August 18, 2017