Procedure for adjusting pressure to sea level AOS 330 Prof. Petty 1. Determine (a) the current station temperature and (b) the station temperature from 12 hours ago. 2. Compute the average of the above two temperatures. 3. Convert the average tempera
Instructions for using the portable aneroid barometer AOS 330 Prof. Petty Aneroid barometers come in many flavors. Some are wall-mounted. Others are portable. The aneroid barometer we will use in this class is portable, and the following instructions
Lab - AOS 330 Geopotential Heights and Thickness
Learn how the hypsometric equation governs real-world pressure/height patterns.
Access to world-wide web Height/thickness table (to be filled out) Height cross-section
Lab Instructions - AOS 330 More Meteorological Measurements and Observations
Learn to use a sling psychrometer to measure dry-bulb and wet-bulb temperature. Learn to convert the above measurements to dewpoint and relative humidity.
AOS 330 Moisture Variables on the Skew-T Diagram
Learn the relationship between key moisture and temperature variables on a thermodynamic diagram.
Blank Skew-T diagram Moisture variable worksheet pencil and eraser
Lab - AOS 330 Measurement of Atmospheric Pressure
Gain familiarity with the techniques for reading standard barometers. Compute the sea level pressure and altimeter setting from the observed station pressure. Use the hydrostatic law
AOS 330 The Skew-T Log-p diagram
Become familiar with the layout of the most commonly used atmospheric thermodynamic diagram.
Skew-T diagram wet-erase pens, rulers
The skew-T diagram is widely
Lab Exercise - AOS 330 Decoding and plotting upper air reports
Get acquainted with the standard WMO format of operational upper air reports. Plot a temperature and humidity profile on a Skew-T diagram. Learn to graphically estimate
MAJOR Course Objectives Relevant to the Final
Everything on the study guides for the two midterms remains fair game. Note that the final will be something like a combination of a third midterm (covering new material since the second midterm) plus a
MAJOR Course Objectives Relevant to the Second Midterm
Make sure you understand things that you might have missed on the first midterm. Something might turn up again, either now or on the final! Given suitable information concerning the variation of
AOS-330 MAJOR Course Objectives Relevant to the First Midterm
The following is not an exhaustive list. It gives highlights only - the essential knowledge required to do reasonably well on the exam. As always, it will be assumed that you have careful
AOS 330 Upper Air Scavenger Hunt
An upper air scavenger hunt - find soundings from around the world meeting selected criteria. You will gain insight into what kinds of soundings are typical for certain regions and seasons. Important: T
AOS 330 Analyzing soundings
Objectives Materials Needed
1. Plot the temperature and dewpoint from the two soundings provided at the end of this handout. Plot the wind barbs on two separate vertical lines on the rig