Dates and Times - Spring 2024
To be determined, somewhere in the Geology Building
In the past I have used "Weather Maps," 3rd Edition, by Peter Chaston, but the book is hopelessly out of print. I have several copies -- if I have enough for everyone, I will loan them out to you (small deposit may be requested!). If I don't have enough, we'll figure it out on the first day.
Some Early Reading Recommendations
The old reading recommendations, from when I expected everyone to have a copy of Chaston's book, are these: recommended reading for the first three weeks. I hope that most of it will feel like a review to you.
I will update this section when I find some similar content online for you.
- Homeworks, "Labs," Map Assignments, etc.: 45%
- Weather Briefings (2, beginning after spring break): 10%
- Weekly weather forecasts: 10%
- Midterm Exam, last class before Spring Break: 15%
- Final Exam, time and date from the official IU schedule: 20%
For now, here is a tentative list of our course topics to whet your appetite:
- All-Star Soundings
- Winter weather forecasting
- Vorticity advection (link from archive.org; let me know if it breaks)
- Cyclogenesis: Petterssen-Sutcliffe Development
- Cyclogenesis: Quasi-geostrophic Development
- Jet streaks and more jet streaks
- Low-level jet and the thermal wind
- Severe weather forecasting