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ATM 111 Weather Map Discussion R. Grotjahn W 2006
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Administration materials Weather Analysis and Prediction Instructor: Prof. R. Grotjahn rm 231 Hoagland Hall, Phone: 752-2246, E-mail: grotjahn@ucdavis.edu Teaching assistant: Mr. Brent Laabs Rm TBA, Phone: __TBA__, E-mail: bslaabs@ucdavis.edu or try bslaabs@gmail.com 805-701-1123 Course meeting times & location: lecture: 11:00 am-12:20 pm T,Th; rm 159 Hoagland Hall ATM111L (lab): 2:10-5:00 pm T,Th; rm 124 Hoagland Hall Office hours: TBA Please make an appointment. You could try spontaneously dropping by my (R.G.’s) office, but I may not be able to spend much time with you. Please avoid the hour before lecture! (I need that time to review my presentation.) Text used: Mid-latitude Weather Systems by T.N. Carlson. Also 2 supplements are available in the bookstore.
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Administration materials Weather Analysis and Prediction Instructor: Prof. R. Grotjahn Course goals: 1. to gain deeper understanding of midlatitude weather systems 2. to learn about forecast models 3. to develop some forecasting skill Grading: ATM 111 has a Letter grade proportioned on this basis: midterm exam** 11-12 on Thursday, 9 Feb 06 30% final exam ** 1:30-3:30 on Friday, 17 March 06 30% homework** 40% ATM 111L is pass/no pass grading; oral map discussions - gather & present required products 10% labwork/COMET modules - achieve 65% correct on each. 90% ** NOTE: the homework and the lab exercises are all to be done on an INDIVIDUAL basis. The instructors will work with you on your map discussions and you are encouraged to coordinate your map discussion with the other student speaking the same day as you. The exams are closed book/closed notes.
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Forecast Notebook information presented there addresses same four questions each time: (1) Why look at this chart, image or map? (2) What features on this product should be noted? (3) What aspects of those features are significant? (4) What do those aspects of those features signify ?
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Oral Presentations General Advice Follow format in the forecast notebook Avoid common pitfalls: Familiarize yourself with the equipment before your presentation images load quicker off of the hard drive Use short, descriptive file names in your own directory for each file. The machine is slowed down if many applications are running Only a portion of the object may be displayed on the projection screen not leaving enough time to think about what you are going to say Try not to show too many maps
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Map Review of Recent Weather a. Primary charts: hemispheric and N. American 500 mb Z i. overview of major troughs, ridges, short-waves. present location & motion ii. (geostrophic) wind pattern (jet axis, direction of flow, etc.) iii. possible PVA, NVA locations 1000/500 mb thickness (N. America or hemis. if N. Am. not available) i. for assessing warm & cold air masses, ii. finding occluded fronts iii. possible locations of WAA, CAA 500mb Z overlay on IR satellite -- link Z pattern & satellite imagery satellite imagery (N. Pacific, N. America) latest image AND loops
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