ATSC 201 - The Meteorology of Storms

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WELCOME to this course -- Fully Online for Fall 2020.  

Synopsis - An overview of the course.
Topic Schedule - A calendar of topics for each class meeting.
Learning Goals - What you will be able to do.
Course Structure - Summary of teaching methods & subjects.
Instructor - Roland Stull.
TAs - Julia Jeworrek & Clinton Macadam & Garret Hartung
Textbooks & Software -  Textbook & iClicker - both are free.
Evaluation - Test and assignment weights.

Thunderstorm photo by Wolf Read 2010
Schedule and Location. Dates: 9 Sep through 2 Dec 2020 Pacific Time.
Lecture Times:
   Section 101: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday starting at 2 pm Pacific Time .
   Section M01: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday starting at 9 pm Pacific Time .
This is a live (synchronous) course with the instructor at the scheduled times online.
Each online "lecture" is 50 minutes long.

Lecture Location: Online via Zoom due to COVID19
Check your email before class on that first day to get the the link to the Zoom meeting,
or log into Canvas, using your CWL, select this course, click on the Zoom link from the Canvas
course navigation frame, and Join the Zoom course. I will start the Zoom class meeting about
10 minutes before the official start time, to give you time to get your system set up.

==> The first day of this class ...
    for Section 101 is Wednesday 9 September at 2 PM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT),
    for Section M01 is Wednesday 9 September at 9 PM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

Caution about Time Zones and the Date Line. 
Regardless of where you are in the world, we want to serve you.
For example, 9 pm PDT on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in Vancouver
    corresponds to 12 noon on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday in China.
Thus, in China, your first day of this class is Thursday 10 September at noon China Time, for section M01.
Apps such as are useful to convert due dates and times to your own time zone.

CAUTION #2. On 1 November 2020, UBC changes from Pacific Daylight Time to Pacific Standard Time.

Guidelines, Info & Resources
   Keep Learning during COVID.  Tips on successful remote learning.
   Foreign Issues - For students taking UBC courses while abroad,
        please understand the laws of the country you are in.
   Learning Commons tips, support, skills, including Online Learning tips. 
   Health and Wellbeing - including special resources during COVID.
   Netiquette - Treat your online classmates with respect.
   Academic Integrity - Don't cheat.
   Accessibility, Accommodation & Academic Concessions - So all can thrive.
   Wellness Info - So that you can do your best.

If you have financial difficulties acquiring the technology you need to participate fully in this course, please contact your Enrolment Services Advisor and ask about "Technology Bursaries".

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You can view current weather forecasts for UBC-Vancouver , UBC Okanagan , and Whistler Village .
Copyright 2020 by Roland Stull
Last update 18 Sep 2020.

Photo copyright 2010 by Wolf Read, used with permission.