Storms are organized systems involving
You will study storms of a wide range of temporal and spatial scales:
You will learn:
...via your study of
To detect, track, report, and forecast storms, you will learn some of the meteorological tools:
... and in-class tutorials & on-line weather briefings demonstrate other tools:
All of this is not just a superficial descriptive overview, but you will gain a quantitative familiarity with the equations that describe the:
… of storms via:
You also can contemplate the broader issues and philosophy of doing science via:
You will refine your ability to approach & solve scientific problems
Most importantly, we will studied the beauty, power, and destructiveness of storms, via:
. . • YouTube videos,
. . . • web images and slide shows, and
. . . . • weather briefings.
You will learn safe ways to chase storms & photograph them, and will learn about resources available on the web.
ATSC 201 (3) The Meteorology of Storms.
Characteristics and physical processes of thunderstorms, tornadoes, lightning, hail, hurricanes, blizzards, cyclones and other storms. Prerequisite: completion of first year science. [3-0-0]
Web links above [Home | Assignments, etc.] include important information for this course, and should used continuously during the term. These links are found on each of the ATSC 201 web pages. The web links below [Atmos.Sci.Prog. | Weather Web Sites, etc.] give other weather info that you might enjoy.
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