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Lecture Notes (pdf format)

Lecture 1 Atmospheric Science
Lecture 2 Pressure and Temperature
Lecture 3 Radiation and Earth's Radiation Balance
Lecture 4 Seasons and Diurnal Cycle
Lecture 5 Water
Lecture 6 Water in the Atmosphere
Lecture 7 Cloud Formation - Droplets
Lecture 8 Cloud Forms
Lecture 9 Precpitation
Lecture 10 Stability and Latent Heat
Lecture 11 Forces and Wind
Lecture 12 Local Winds
Lecture 14 El Nino
Lecture 15 Optics I
Lecture 16 Optics II
Lecture 17 Hurricane Structure
Lecture 18 Hurricane Impacts and Forecasting
Lecture 19 Air masses and Fronts
Lecture 20 Evolution and Impact of Winter Storms
Lecture 21 Ocean and Wind Hazards
Lecture 22 Weather Forecasting
Lecture 23 Hawaii Weather Hazards and Flooding
Lecture 24 Air Mass Thunderstorms and Lightning
Lecture 25 Severe Weather
Lecture 26 Air Pollution
Lecture 27 Past Climate
Lecture 28 Global Warming Impacts
Lecture 29 The Human Factor
Lecture 30 Combating Global Warming
Lecture 31 Review

I have added password protection to gain access to my lectures and hand-outs. Some of the materials are proprietary.
Please email me for the username and password.
Professor Businger


Homework 1 Weather Awareness Assignment due: 14 November 2017
Homework 2 due: 14 September 2017
Homework 3 Due: 12 October 2017
Homework 4 Due: 9 November 2017
Homework 5 Due: 5 December 2017

Photo gallery 1
Photo gallery 2

Access to updated weather and ocean data and imagery is available via the UH Meteorology weather server at

Forecast discussion.

Honolulu National Weather Service.

Central Pacific Hurricane Center.

National Hurricane Center (East Pacific).

Hawaii surf forecast.

Examples of my time-lapse videos of the atmosphere and clouds

The following link has posts that describe a range of interesting weather related phenomena around the Hawaii Islands.

"Learning, however difficult or painful, is superior to ignorance, no matter how comfortable."


Meteorology Home Page

SOEST Home Page

University of Hawaii Home Page

To contact us:

Department of Meteorology

School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST)

University of Hawaii at Manoa (UH)

2525 Correa Rd
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96822

Tel: (808) 956-2569
Fax:(808) 956-2877

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This page last updated August 2017 by Lacey Holland.

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