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AATM 100                                             THE ATMOSPHERE                                SUMMER 2006

 

Instructor        Carl Schreck

Office                          ES-330

Phone                         442-4574

Email                          carl@atmos.albany.edu (this is the best way to contact me)

Office hours               ~1/2 hour after class or by appointment

 

Class Time                 Monday-Thursday 9:00-11:30 am ES-0139

 

Text                            Meteorology: Understanding the Atmosphere, 2nd Edition

(Required)                   Ackerman & Knox

ISBN: 0-495-10892-8

 

Grading                      Two Midterm Exams: 25% each (Every Thursday)

                                    Cumulative Final: 35% (Thursday, July 20)

                                    Three Homework Assignments:  5% each (due every Monday)

 

Additional Policies:

Attendance for this class is not mandatory and will not be taken.  However, due to the fast pace and scientific nature of the course, attendance is highly recommended.  Any class notes missed due to absence will NOT be made available unless an acceptable excuse can be provided.

 

Grades will be assigned based on the standard University undergraduate grading policy.  Upon calculation of the final grades, the instructor may apply a curve or adjustment at his discretion.  Course grades will be assigned according to the +/- system.

 

Homework assignments are due at the beginning of class on the date announced.  There will be a 50% deduction per class day LATE without a documented excuse.

 

All exams will be cumulative with an emphasis on the previous week’s material. 

 

Enthusiasm, diligence, persistence, and upward trends could make the difference if you are on the line between two grades.

 

 


AATM 100 Tentative Schedule

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

26

First Class Introduction (Ch. 1)

 

 

27

Energy Cycle (Ch. 2)

28

Temperature (Ch. 3)

29

Water (Ch. 4)

Homework #1 DUE Observations/Optics (Ch. 5)

 

4

Independence Day

No Class

5

Forces and Wind

(Ch. 6) 

Exam 1

Global Winds (Ch. 7) and El Niño (Ch. 8)

10

Homework #2 DUE Hurricanes (Ch. 8)

 

 

11

Air Masses, Fronts, and Extratropical Systems (Ch. 9, 10)

12

Thunderstorms and Tornadoes (Ch. 11)

13

Exam 2

Small-scale winds (Ch. 12)

 

17

Homework #3 DUE

Forecasting (Ch. 13)

 

 

18

Climate & Global Warming (Ch. 14, 15)

19

Review for Final

20

FINAL EXAM

 

 

 

Local Forecasts:

 

Verification:

 

Watches and Warnings

 

National Weather Centers:

 

Other Weather Links:

 

El Niño

 

Hurricanes

 

Thunderstorms