Week 1  5  16 Sep 2022

Monday (D1)  HOLIDAY 
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Tuesday (D2)  . 
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Wednesday
(D3)
2 PM Pacific Time  Class:
 Welcome
 Intro of Prof and TA.
 Aim of course & major themes
 Typical weekly schedule
 Discussion of textbook, iClicker, & web.
 YouTube video on stormchasing hazards (Day 450)
 Discussion
on the importance you place on acquiring info, applying knowledge to
new situations, and developing lifelong learning skills.
 Discussion on how you optimize your learning by combining inclass and outsideofclass activities.
 Microlecture on meteorological coordinate systems.
Notes to instructor:
 show Pecos Hank "Tornado Death Traps" (11.5 min), Day 450 from YouTube  bring Textbook.  Topics: Welcome, Meteorological Conventions, JiTT Methods, Thunderstorm Intro. . Learning Goals At the end of this section, you should be able to:
 Find the weekly learning goals and assignments from the course web page.
 Visually recognize fundamental aspects of thunderstorms.
 Explain to your friends the value of JustinTime Teaching (JiTT) and Peer Instruction.
 Explain
how the differences between meteorological and mathematical coordinate
systems alter the way you use trig., and convert wind from Cartesian to
speed and direction.
 Create and
use graphs where the independent variable (height, or
pressureasasurrogatefor height) is plotted on the vertical axis.


Evening  Readings:
 S.Ch1 (namely,
Stull Chapter 1, from the free Practical Meteorology textbook), read
sections 1.1  1.5 including all "INFO" boxes. But you can
skip all
"HIGHER MATH" boxes.
Warmup Questions:
Do quiz W01 D4 online on Canvas.
 Topics: Meteorological Variables, Basic Thermo, Standard Atmos. & Excel Demo 1 . Learning Goals At the end of this section, you should be able to:
 Convert between any time zone and UTC.
 Plot the average variation of air pressure, temperature, and density with altitude, and explain why they vary that way.
 Contrast geopotential height with geometric height.
 Name the layers and levels in the atmosphere, and summarize their main characteristics.
 Clearly describe and solve numerical problems using tools like Microsoft Excel.

Thursday
(D4) 
Morning 
Midday 
Evening 
10 PM Pacific Time
 Deadline to finish warmup Qs.

Friday (D5)  . 
Morning 
Midday 
2 PM Pacific Time
 Class:
 Explanation of course setup: goals, readings, assignments, exams, etc.
 Discussion
& interaction on topics from readings, especially meteorological
conventions, and the variation of temperature, pressure, and density
with altitude and geopotential height.
 Tutorial on how to maximize your mark by solving HW exercises by using Excel (part 1).
Notes to Instructor: Bring to class:  magnet demo.  tennis ball and empty box
 laptop for Excel demo


Evening  Readings:
 Read S.Ch.1.sections 1.6  1.11 (from the free Practical Meteorology textbook), which will be covered in class on Monday. The info on p20 will be useful for the homework this weekend.
 Thoroughly read: Stull.Appendix A pages 869  875 and p 877 in the Practical Meteorology book.
 Skim
section headings of S.Appendix B , so that you are aware of these data
that you can use to good advantage in the rest of the term.
 Check the textbook web page to see if there are any new errata posted for Chapter 1.
EndofWeek Homework Exercises.
(Due by start of Monday's class.)
Homework 1: S.Ch1: A1d, A3d, A5d, A6d, A9d, A14d, A15d, (none
of these Qs involve arrays of numbers)
You
may do this homework either using Excel, or by hand with pencil and
paper. If you used Excel, please save or export the result as a
pdf file to submit on Monday via Canvas. If you used pencil and
paper, please use the free CamScanner app on your smartphone to take a
clean photo of your homework, which you can submit to Canvas as a
multipage pdf.  Learning Goals At the end of this section, you should be able to:
 Apply topics covered earlier this week to compute number answers & infer their significance.
 Refine your ability to use programs like Excel to solve scientific problems.
 Develop
good problemsolving habits, such as clearly stating the problem and
unknowns, and including units with your calculations.
 Experience
some of the pitfalls of solving number problems such as mismatched
units, and be able to diagnose and fix your errors.

Saturday
(D6) 
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Sunday
(D7) 
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