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MEA 214 FUNDAMENTALS OF METEOROLOGY II Spring 2008 Lecture: Tu 11:45- 1:00, Room 1108 Jordan Hall Labs: W 9:10 - 11:00, Room 1112 Jordan Hall (and 5 th floor lab, 5214 Jordan Addition) W 11:20 - 1:10, Room 1109 Jordan Hall (and 5 th floor lab, 5214 Jordan Addition) F 1:30 - 3:20, Room 1112 Jordan Hall (and 5 th floor lab, 5214 Jordan Addition) Instructor: Dr. Gary Lackmann Office: 140 Research III (main office), 2123 Jordan Phone: 515-1439 E-mail: [email protected] Hours: By appointment, best M, Tu, or W TAs: Mr. Christian Cassell Ms. Casey Letkewicz Mr. Sean Heuser Office: 5152 Jordan Office: Jordan 5138 Office: Jordan 4129 Email: [email protected] Email: [email protected] Email: [email protected] Hours: By appointment Hours: Th 3-4 p.m. Hours: By appointment Friday 1:30 section Wednesday 9:10 section Wednesday 11:20 section Required Text: Meteorology Today: An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment by C. Donald Ahrens, Brooks/Cole Thompson Learning (8 th Edition) Course Description: This is the second of a two-semester lecture/laboratory course sequence designed as an introduction to the atmospheric sciences for beginning students majoring in Meteorology. MEA 213, which introduced a large amount of background material on atmospheric processes, is a prerequisite for this course. If you have not taken MEA 213, please see me right away. The following topics will be introduced in MEA 214 via lecture, laboratory, and other activities: a) the jet stream, frontal systems, cyclones, and associated weather; b) methods of weather forecasting; c) thunderstorms and severe convective systems; d) environmental change (including air pollution, global warming, and stratospheric ozone depletion); and e) careers in the atmospheric sciences. Lecture material will be complimented by laboratory exercises in order to illustrate the quantitative nature of Meteorology as a physical science. The laboratory period permits time for hands-on exploration of topics related to the analysis and interpretation of weather data, including the numerous products available through the Internet and by other specialized software on the computer workstations in the 5 th floor computer lab in the Jordan Hall addition. This course is designed to facilitate the development of critical thinking skills. This means that the laboratory exercises, quizzes, exams, and other classroom activities will be application based . In other words, you will have opportunities to apply what you've learned in lecture to real-world situations, especially in the area of weather analysis and forecasting.
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