I will give you upper air and surface and satellite/radar weather
charts for several days. You will then make a forecast valid 24
hours after the last charts.
You will be expected to give the reasoning for your forecast-you
will be graded on the quality o
Please read the following article:
And answer the following: (NOTE: THERE ARE SIX questions in total)
1) What allowed the diverse lab to solve a problem in 10 minutes when it took the experts
As the second part of this thread, please explain how you think politicians
should use scientific information, and how scientists should go about getting
funding without being seen as overtly "political" in their work.
For the last part of the assignment
1) Wisconsin As the chilly temperature from the upper level system passes from the north, with
little to moderate rain front passes over the southern portion of Wisconsin. Temperatures are
hanging steady in the high 20s throughout the state over the next
Please submit your responses using the assignment link:
1. Look back at the surface chart-what was the temperature, dewpoint, and surface wind
speed/direction in Concordia, Kansas?
Temp - 87, Dewpoint - 69, and wind speed 15.
2. Explain why the storm that
Question one. The dew point and wind direction and speed at 1200Z on 30 Dec at 925 hPa
in Topeka, KS.
Dew point 81, Wind Direction 78, and Speed 40
Question two. Explanation on the process of how the high dew point and wind direction at Topeka
Global Warming or "Climate Change" is undoubtedly the hottest (pardon the pun) topic in the
atmospheric sciences right now. Depending on which model or scenario you look at, the world
could be in for some significant changes in the next few years, from ri
Read the entire webpage above and submit the following:
1. List two assumptions of science
a. Science presumes that the things and events in the universe occur in consistent patterns
A computer model of a weather system can be used to predict storms.
The wind patterns, temperatures, etc. for the whole planet are simulated using very powerful
computers. If the computer model is accurate (it is very difficult to make an accurate model s
A 8-14 day temperature forecast image for the US
A precipitation forecast image that includes the entire month of April
A drought conditions or outlook image
An image showing tropical storm tracks from 2006
An image showing occurrences of significant seve
Given your answers for the last several weeks about climate change. which do you
think is more difficult?-the science behind climate change, or the politics behind
deciding what to do about it? Explain.
At the end of the day, we advance as we go through t
This lab will introduce you to some of the weather analysis and forecasting
tools available on the internet. We will continue to use these tools throughout
Using the "Weather forecasting" links found on the course homepage
under "course docu
In this lab we will explore the climates of some different parts of the United States.
Using the "1981-2010" information, please choose one city from EACH of the following links:
Everyone has access to the same information about climate change science.obviously though,
people reach different conclusions about what, if anything, should be done about climate
Please answer the following:
1. Name three reasons that a person mi
For this new thread, define science in 2-3 sentences (web searches
encouraged, be sure to post the URL though).
"Science is observing, studying and experimenting to learn how the world
works. This includes the departments of learning and bodies of fact in
1) What was the dewpoint and wind direction and speed at 1200Z on 30 Dec at 925 hPa in Topeka, KS?
2) Explain the process of how the high dewpoint and wind direction at Topeka helped lead to freezing rain in Nebraska
(hint-re-read section on warm fronts i
1. Surface Low and Highs
a. Low In the OK pan handle and NM northern border area; low pressure and
b. High Seattle WA; heavy, with showery precipitation with winds shifting to west or
a. Ridge located on the outside of TN
1) How do you personally respond to weather watches/warnings? Note: no penalty for honesty!
I generally check the forecast at least once per day, whereas most of my friends seldom (never) check
the forecast. I would say I check the forecast more often in
Here is a precipitation map showing isobars lines of equal pressure at height and isohyet areas of
rainfall and precipitation using GFS data going 5 days out. The trough in the middle of the country
digging south and High Pressure anchored over the Northe