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Introduction to Weather and Climate

Homepage: Fall 2006

Football Forcast Contest - audio file (wav file) - Wisconsin versus Purdue

 

 

Snow forecasting contest is now closed. Over 1 inch of snow fell on Sunday, October 22. The winner is Jessica Prochaska.

Frost forecasting contest is now closed, Frost occured on Friday October 8. Winners are:

Abing, Chanell
Albright, Dan
Borelli, Eric
Rizzi, Samantha
Warner, William
Willison, Casey
Yu, Wai Chun
Zander, Erica.

This week in class

We continue to work on Chapter 5, sections labeled Meteorological Satellite Observations and Radar Observations after discussing atmospheric optics.

 

 

 

 

Week 1 Read Chapter 1. Be familiar with the key terms, in particular: climate, condensation, density, evaporation, front, hydrologic cycle, isobar, isotherm, meteorology, micron, millibar, pressure, station model, stratopause, stratosphere, time zones, trace gas, transpiration, tropopause, troposhere, warning, watch, water vapor, weather. Know the symbols for fronts and how to decode the surface model. Here is a link to help you with learning how to decode the surface model

Week 2 Read Chapter 2 (Box 2.1 and 2.2 are not required reading.) Be familiar with all the key terms at the end of the chapter. We are concerned with how energy is transferred and the balance between energy gains versus energy losses, this causes temperature differences which often lead to an imbalance of forces. We will apply energy transfer concepts in class lecture. Homework 1 due.

Week 3 Read Chapter 3 (Boxes are not required reading). Important key terms: Stablity, temperature cycles (diurnal and annual), Average temperatures and anomalies, Lag, Lapse rate, inversions, and Wind-chill. Think of temperature changes in terms of how these changes relate to energy gains versus energy losses.

Week 4 We will start chapter 4, Water in the Atmosphere. Important Key terms include: relative humidity, dew point temperature, frost point temperature, vapor pressure, saturation vapor pressure, dew, evaporation, fog (and the different types), cloud (and the different types of clouds).

Week 5 .Test on Tuesday. Thursday we will continue with Chapter 4 by discussing cloud types and lifting mechanisms. Some concepts.

Week 6 We will finish chapter 4, Water in the Atmosphere, discussing precipitation formation. Then we will begin with Chapter 5.We are working on Chapter 5. Readings include: Pages 133- 138; Pages 147-156. We will also cover satellites and radars (Chapter 5 sections labeled Meteorological Satellite Observations and Radar Observations) after discussing atmospheric optics.

Week 7 . We are working on Chapter 5. Readings include: Pages 133- 138; Pages 147-156. We will also cover satellites and radars (Chapter 5 sections labeled Meteorological Satellite Observations and Radar Observations) after discussing atmospheric optics.

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