08A ATMO 321-501 Bowman

08A ATMO 321-501 Bowman - Atmospheric Sciences 321 Computer...

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Unformatted text preview: Atmospheric Sciences 321 Computer Applications in Atmospheric Science Instructors: Prof. Kenneth Bowman, 1014A11204 Eller Bldg, 862—4060, k—bowrnan @tamu.edu. Teaching assistant is Cameron Homeyer, 1014 Eller Bldg, 845—6067, chomeyer@tamu.edu. Course web page: http://csrp.tamu.edu/atmo321/ Class time and location: Combined lecture and laboratory, 09:00—10:50 TR, 1107 Eller Build- ing. Office hours: Bowman: 13:30«l4:30 MW, 1014A Eller; other times by appointment. Homeyer: 14:00—16:00 W, 13:00-15:00 Th. Text: An Introduction to Programming with IDL by Bowman. Prerequisites: None. Exams: There will be quizzes approximately every two weeks. For rules and regulations regard— ing class attendance; behavior; missed classes, homework, quizzes, and exams; and others, please consult the 2006—2007 Texas A&M University Regulations Handbook at http://student— rules.tamu.edu/ Homework: Approximately one programming assignment per week. There will also be a final project that will count 10% of your grade. Grades: Quizzes, 45%; homework, 45%, project 10%. Grade distribution: 90—100%, A; 80—89%, B; 70-79%, C; 60—69%, D; less than 60%, F. The final grade distribution will be adjusted at the discretion of the instructor. Course outline (by week) . Computer setup. Running IDL. Basic calculations. Scripts. (Ch. 1—4) Strings. Integer and floating—point constants and variables. (Ch. 5—6) Quiz 1. Arrays in IDL. (Ch. 7) Reading and writing text data. Graphics printing intro. (Ch. 10—1 1) Quiz 2. Procedures and functions. Program control. (Ch. 15-16) Searching and sorting. Structures. (Ch. 9—10) Quiz 3. Reading and writing netCDF files. (ch. 13—14) Line graphs. Printing graphics. (Ch. 17, 20) Quiz 4. Contour and surface plots. Mapping. (Ch. 18-19) PPOHP‘WPWNH p—d ‘53 Color and image display. (Ch. 21) . Quiz 5. Animation. (Ch. 22) . Statistical applications. Pseudorandom numbers. Regression. (Ch. 23) p—hl—A {Qt—- 08/1 13. Quiz 6. Interpolation. Numerical integration. (Ch. 24) 14. Fourier analysis and FFTs. Quiz 7. (Ch. 25) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy Statement The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights pro— tection 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 ac— commodation, please contact the Department of Student Life, Services for Students with Disabilities in Room B118 of Cain Hall, or call 845-1637. Plagiarism The materials used in this course are copyrighted. These materials include but are not limited to syllabi, quizzes, exams, lab problems, 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 ones own the ideas, words, writ— ings, etc., which belong to another. In accordance with this definition, you are committing - plagiarism if you copy the work of another person and turn it in as your own, even is you should have the 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. If you have any questions regarding plagiarism, please consult the latest issue of the Texas A&M University Student Rules, http:l/student-rules.tamu.edu, under the section Scholastic Dishonesty. Aggie Honor Code An Aggie does not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do. Upon accept- ing 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 commitment on exam— inations, 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. For additional information please visit: http://wwwtamu.edu/aggiehonorl. ...
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