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MET 200 Atmospheric Processes and Phenomena

Syllabus (updated August 26, 2013)

Lecture Notes (pdf format)

Lecture 1 - Introduction
Lecture 2 - Weather Maps and Satellites -(notes)
Lecture 3 - Radiation -(notes)
Lecture 4 Seasonal and Diurnal Cycle
Lecture 5 Water -(notes)
Lecture 6 Cloud Formation
Lecture 7 Cloud Forms
Lecture 8 Stability and Latent Heat
Lecture 10 Forces and Winds
Lecture 11 Local Winds
Lecture 12 Global Winds
Lecture 13 El Nino
Lecture 14 Atmospheric Optics
Lecture 15 Hurricane Structure
Lecture 16 Hurricanes in Hawaii Hazards and Forecasting
Lecture 17 The Simple Science of Flight
Lecture 18 Air Masses and Fronts
Lecture 19 Mid Latitude Storm Hazards
Lecture 20 North Pacific Environment
Lecture 21 Scale Interaction
Lecture 22 Weather Forecasting
Lecture 23 Airmass Thunderstorms
Lecture 24 Hawaii Floods
Lecture 24 Severe Weather and Tornados
Lecture 25 Air Pollution
Lecture 26 Climate Change
Lecture 28 Global Warming
Lecture 29 Climate Modeling


Weather Awareness Assignment Due 12/5/13
Homework Assignment 1 Due 9/19/13 Key
Homework Assignment 2 Due 10/15/13
Homework Assignment 3 Due 11/14/13
Homework Assignment 4 Due 12/12/13


Quiz 1 review| Quiz 2 review| Quiz 3 review| Quiz 4 review



Condensation, Atmospheric Motion, and Cold Beer

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