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
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Objectives
Learn how the hypsometric equation governs real-world pressure/height patterns.
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Materials
Access to world-wide web Height/thickness table (to be filled out) Height cross-section

Lab Instructions - AOS 330 More Meteorological Measurements and Observations
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Objectives
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
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Objectives
Learn the relationship between key moisture and temperature variables on a thermodynamic diagram.
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Apparatus
Blank Skew-T diagram Moisture variable worksheet pencil and eraser
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Lab - AOS 330 Measurement of Atmospheric Pressure
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Objectives
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
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Objectives
Become familiar with the layout of the most commonly used atmospheric thermodynamic diagram.
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Materials Needed
Skew-T diagram wet-erase pens, rulers
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Introduction
The skew-T diagram is widely

Lab Exercise - AOS 330 Decoding and plotting upper air reports
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Objectives
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
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Objective
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
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Objectives Materials Needed
Skew-T diagram
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Procedure
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