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Lecture Notes (pdf format)

Lecture 8 Cloud Formation - Droplets
Lecture 9 Cloud Forms
Lecture 10 Precipitation
Lecture 11 Stability
Lecture 12 Stability and Latent Heat
Lecture 13 Forces and Wind
Lecture 14 Local Winds
Lecture 15 Global Winds
Lecture 16 Jet Streams
Lecture 17 El Nino
Lecture 18 Optics I
Lecture 19 Optics II
Lecture 20 Airmass Thunderstorms
Lecture 21 Lightning
Lecture 22 Severe Weather
Lecture 23 Tornado
Lecture 24 Severe Weather in Hawaii
Lecture 25 The Simple Science of Flight
Lecture 26 Review

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Homework 4
Observation homework due: April 17, 2015


Study Guide for Quiz 2

Sample quizzes (pdf format)

Quiz 1
Quiz 2
Quiz 3
Quiz 4

Photo gallery 1
Photo gallery 2

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Central Pacific Hurricane Center.

National Hurricane Center (East Pacific).

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Hawaii surf forecast.

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