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Course Breakdown

4 LABS + 4 HOMEWORKS: 25%
10 FORECAST LABS: 20%
WXCHALLENGE FORECAST SCORES: 10%
WXCHALLENGE FORECAST DISCUSSIONS (3): 5%
MID-TERM: 15%
FINAL: 25%


Schedule

TUESDAY


THURSDAY


8/27
Lecture 1 Intro / Model Output Statistics 8/29 Lab 1
Model Output Statistics (Answers)
9/3
Lecture 2 Surface Data
9/5 Lab 2
Surface Data, Weather Features (Answers)
9/10
Lecture 3 Satellite Imagery
9/12 Lab 3 and HW1 Satellite Imagery (Answers)
9/17
Lecture 4
Radar Imagery
9/19
Lecture 5 Fronts, Forecasting Techniques and Upper Air
9/24
Forecast 1 and HW2
WxChallenge City 1: Houston, TX (practice)
9/26
Lecture 6 Upper Air and Soundings
10/1
Forecast 2
WxChallenge City 1: Houston, TX
10/3
Lecture 7 Soundings and Convection
10/8
Lab 4 Tropical Cyclones and Soundings (Answers) 10/10
Exam MID-TERM EXAM (Answers)
10/15 Forecast 3
WxChallenge City 2: Cheyenne, WY
10/17
No Class
Fall Break
10/22 Forecast 4 and HW3
Hurricane Raymond
10/24 Lecture 8 Convective and Mesoscale Weather
10/29 Forecast 5 WxChallenge City 3: Norman, OK 10/31
Lecture 9
Thunderstorms and Tornadoes
11/5
Forecast 6 WxChallenge City 3: Norman, OK (Answers) 11/7
Lecture 10
Tornadoes
11/12
Forecast 7
WxChallenge City 4: Concord, NH (Figures) 11/14 Lecture 11
Upper Air Dynamics (HW4)
11/19 Forecast 8
Upper Air Dynamics and Thanksgiving (Figures)
11/21 Lecture 12 Winter Weather
11/26 No Class
Thanksgiving
11/28
No Class
Thanksgiving
12/3 Forecast 9
WxChallenge City 5: Grand Rapids, MI (Answers) 12/5 Forecast 10
Advanced upper air dynamics and Miami (Figures)
12/10 Review Review for Final Exam
TUESDAY 12/17 Exam FINAL EXAM (5:00-7:30)