08A ATMO 202-509 Jurecka - ATMO 202509 Atmospheric Science...

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Unformatted text preview: ATMO 202—509 - Atmospheric Science Laboratory Students enrolled in this course should have had, or be taking ATMO 201 Teaching Asst: Primary T ext: Reference Text: Required Info: Exercises: Schedule: Joe Jurecka Office: 0&M 1110a, Phone: 979-845 -7655 E—mail: [email protected] (preferred) The Laboratory Manual has been prepared by the Atmospheric Sciences Department and can be purchased from the Copy Corner. It may be helpful to have, or have access to, a basic meteorology text, such as the text for ATMO 201, or as found in the library. It is not necessary to purchase a basic meteorology text specifically for this course. The Laboratory Manual is sufficient. The materials used in this course are copyrighted. By “materials,” I mean all materials generated for this class, which include but are not limited to syllabi, quizzes, exams, lab problems, lab web pages, in— class materials, review sheets, and additional problem sets. Because these materials are copyrighted, you do not have the right to copy the handouts, unless permission is expressly granted. As commonly defined, plagiarism consists of passing off as one's own the ideas, words, writings, etc., which belong to another. In accordance with this definition, you are cemrnitting plagiarism if you copy the work (including lab exercises) of another person and turn it in as your own, even if you should have permission of that person. Plagiarism is one of the worst academic sins, for the plagiarist destroys the trust among colleagues without which research cannot be safely communicated. The Aggie Honor Codes states, “An Aggie does not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do.” Uptm accepting admission to Texas A&M University, a student immediately assumes a commitment to uphold the Honor Code, to accept reSponsibility for learning, and to follow the philosophy and rules of the Honor System. Students will be required to state their cemmitment on examinations, research papers, and other academic work. Ignorance of the rules does not exclude any member of the TAMU community from the requirements or the processes of the Honor System. Anyone who violates the University rules on academic honesty will receive an “F” for the course and additional sanctions as described in the University Regulations. If you have any questions regarding plagiarism and academic dishonesty, please consult the latest issue of the Texas A&M University Student Rules, under the section “Scholastic Dishonesty.” Or, see . The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti—discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accorrunodation, please contact the Department of Student Life, Services for Students with Disabilities in Room 118B of Cain Hall. The phone number is 845-1637. This course is designed to allow the student to use meteorological data to better understand the atmosphere and to make determinations about the atmosphere, rather than to just learn general information concerning the atmosphere. The student will, in some exercises, use meteorological instruments to collect data; in others, data will be provided. All classes will meet in room 1107. Most exercises are designed for the student to complete them at their own pace. Most exercisas will be done with a partner. It is recommended that you do not copy another's work. Make certain you understand the material. If you do not understand the material after it is covered in class, see me. Do not guess or hand in an uncompleted exercise. The two-hour class time is provided for you to work on the exercises with the availability of the instructor or lab assistant. Normally, one exercise will be covered each laboratory period. January 14, 2008 (my Laboratory exercises are due at the next class period after. they are covered in class. ExerciSes turned in with answers obviously copied will receive a grade of zero. Do Not Procrastinatel The exercise schedule is given below. Assistance: My office hours are: Thursdays 2-3. Do not hesitate to come by and get help if you need it. Grade: Your final class grade will depend on the grades you receive for the exercises, the two scheduled exams, and the final exam. The percentages assigned to each are shown below. Do not fail to turn in exercises. A grade of zero on an exercise can significantly lower yOur final grade. Concerning exercises and exams; write neat, use complete sentences, and do not make me guess at what you are trying to say — fully an5wer the question] If I can't read i5 it - is wrong. - Average Score of Exercises: 25% Exams: 50% (25% each) Final Exam: 25% Final grades will be determined as below: Final Score Grade 90 — 100 A 80 — 89.9 B 70 — 79.9 C 60 — 69.9 D <59.9 F Late Policy: All labs will be due at the beginning of class on Wednesday. The penalty for late submissions without a university approved excuse or prior instructor approval is as follows: ! 1 day late 20% off 2 days late 30% off 3 days late 50% off 4 or more days a zero will be assigned. Saturday and Sunday arefiee Deadline on each day is 3pm. Example: A forecast and lab are due-at the start of class, but they get turned in at 1pm that same day—a 20 % late penalty will be assessed. If turned in the next day at 2 pm, the 20% rate still applies, but after 3pm, the rate increases to 30%. Na assignments will be acceptedfar any credit afler Tuesday, April 29 at 12:00 pm. l ‘_ January 14, 2008 Week Date 1 1/16 2 1/23 3 1/30 4 2/6 5 2/13 6 2/20 7 2/27 8 3/5 9 3/12 10 3/19 1 1 3/26 12 4/2 13 4/9 14 4/16 15 4/23 16 4/30 Section 509 Schedule: Wednesday 3:55 - 5:45 Name Visual and Graphical Tools in Meteorology I Visual and Graphical Tools in Meteorology II Temperature & Radiation Pressure EXAM (exercises 1, 2, Temperature, Pressure) Atmospheric Moisture Clouds Upper Air Charts Spring Break Surface Charts EXAM (exercises Moisture, Clouds, Upper Air, Surface) Wind and Pressure Forecasting Severe Weather FINAL EXAM (Wind & Pressure, Forecasting, Severe Weather) Reading Day. No Classes. January 14, 2008 ...
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