Atmospheric Science

Spring 2010
Section 501
Lecture: MWF 12:40 PM-1:30 PM
O&M 112

Professor: R Orville
Office: O&M Building, Room 1110B
Office Hours: by appointment

Syllabus and course schedule for Spring 2010

Office hours: Any time. Just drop by or email me to ensure that I am in my office.

Required Text: Meteorology Today by C. Donald Ahrens, 9th Edition. Can be purchased at a discount from:

Course Objectives: By the end of the course you should be able to:
• Identify and explain observed severe weather phenomena and the physical processes responsible for them.
• Describe the structure, composition, and dynamics of severe weather so that you can explain the weather to others.
• Understand current meteorological and climatological events and apply that knowledge to your decision-making.

Exams: Exams will be multiple choice. Exams missed for reasons other than a university excused absence will be given a grade of zero. Make-up exams will only be given for university excused absences and may be essay format. All material presented in the lectures and the reading material will be testable. While the exams are not expressly cumulative, some questions may apply older material to the newer concepts.

Grading policy: Four quizzes will be given and graded on a scale of 0 – 100%. Your final grade will be based on the average percent of the four quizzes: A, 90-100; B, 80-89; C, 70-79; D, 60-69; F, less than 60. Your final course grade will be the sum of the four scores. Exam scores may be curved up, but will not be curved down.

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