08A ATMO 441-501 Yang

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Unformatted text preview: ATMO-441 Satellite Data in Meteorology Spring Semester, 2008 Prerequisites: ATMO 324 & MATH 308 Class Meets: MW 11:30AM-12z20PM in THOM 122 F 11:30AM -01:00PM 0&M 1107 Instructor: Dr. Ping Yang Office: 1017A Eller 0&M Building Phone: 845—4923 E-mail: pyang@ariel.met.tamu.edu Office hours: MW 4:00—5:00, or, by appointment Teaching Assistant: Mr. Zhibo Zhang Office: 1017 Eller 0&M Building Phone: 845—0177 E-mail: zzbatmos@arie|.met.tamu.edu Required Book: Stanley Q. Kidder and Thomas H. Vonder Haar, 1995: Satellite Meteorology—An Introduction. Academic Press, San Diego, CA. Homework Assignments: Reading from the texts Problem sets based on lectures (every 2 weeks) Labs assignments (every 2 weeks) Exams: There will be a middle—term exam and a final exam. Middle-Term Exam: February 26, 2008 (Wednesday) Grade distributions: 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. Final Exam: May 7, 2008 (Wednesday) 10:30 and-12:30 p.m. Grades: Homework (20%) Labs (25 %) Middle-term Exam (25%) Final Exam (30%) Outline LECTU RE i Chapter 1 IntroductionJMath Refresher (~2 week) Chapter 2 Orbits and Navigation (~ 2.5 weeks) Chapter 3 Radiative Transfer (~25 weeks) Chapter 4 Meteorological Satellite Instrumentation (~ 0.5 week) Chapter 5 Image Interpretation (~ 0.5 week) Chapter 6 Temperature and Trace Gases (~ 1.5 week) Chapter 7 Winds (~ 0.5 week) ’ Chapter 8 Clouds and Aerosols (~25 weeks) Chapter 9 Precipitation (~0.5 week) Chapter 10 Earth Radiation Budget (~ 1 Week) Review for the final exam (~0.5 week) Final Exam: May 7, 2008 (Wednesday) 10:30 a.m.—12:3O LABORATORY In the lab you will. use Interactive Data Language (IDL) to compute and plot different kinds of satellite orbits, calculate and plot quantitative solutions to radiative transfer problems, view and interpret satellite images obtained by different sensors, and. analyze and display digital satellite data: 1. Computer set up. IDL refresher (~i week) 2, Intro to orbit dynamics (~l week.) 3. Satellite orbits (~2 weeks) 4. Radiative transfer: infrared (~2 weeks) 5. Radiative transfer: Visible (~2 weeks) 6.Retrieval of temperature profile (~2 weeks) 7.Cloud mask (~2 weeks) 8.MODIS cloud product analysis (~2 Weeks) Note: April 29 (Tuesday) is the redefined day and students attend their Friday classes. Required info: 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 accommodation, please contact the Department of Student Life, Services for Students with Disabilities in Room B118 of Cain Hall. The phone number is 845-1637. Copyright and Plagiarism Policy All materials used in this class 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 cepyrighted, 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 committing plagiarism if you copy the work of another person and turn it in as your own, even if 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, lit" :,r’.:"student«rules.tarnuedux’, under the section "Scholastic Dishonesty." UNIVERSITY ABSENCE POLICY— Absence Policy: This class will follow the University’s policy for excused absences. For more information, please see Section 7 of the student rules: htt :fi'student-rnles.tarnuedu If you have any questions regarding plagiarism, please consult the latest issue of the Texas A&M University Student Rules, http://student—rules.tamu.edu, under the section “Scholastic Dishonesty.” The Honor Code, based on the long-standing affirmation that An Aggie does not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do, is fundamental to the value of the A&M experience. Know the Code. Aggie Code of Honor: "An Aggie does not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do." http://www.tamu.edufaggiehonorf All syllabi shail contain a section that states the Aggie Honor Code and refers the student to the Honor Council Rules and Procedures on the web <http:l/www.tamu.edu/aggiehonor>. It is further recommended that instructors print the following on assignments and examinations: "On my honor, as an Aggie, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid on this academic wor ." Name of Student: Signature of student: ...
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