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Special Information 
Graded Assignments 
Graded Quizzes, Exams, and Labs 

Inclass Excercises
Homeworks
 Homework 1 and Key: Review of ERTH 260 Material
(Avg. 93.2; High 100, Low 84)
 Homework 2: and Key: Deterministic Temperature Forecasting Using Simplified Temperature Tendency Equation (Avg. 95; High 100, Low 90)
 Homework 3 and Key The Human Element in Weather Forecasting(Avg. 98.2; High 100, Low 94)
 Homework 4 and Key: Thinking About Material in Textbooks (Due Tuesday 19 September 2017)

Quizzes
Quiz #1 and Key(Avg. 38.4; High 46, Low 17)
Tests
Labs

Week of 
Topics 
Reading, Lab, InClass Exercise or
Written Assignment
Readings are chosen carefully, and are focussed. Stull readings are more terse, advanced and quantitative...we will do some of the numerical problems in Stull. 
September 19 
 ERTH 490
 Equation of Motion

Inclass Activities of the Day
 Quizzes
 Inclass Exercises:
 Laboratory
 Homework
 Homework 4 and Key: Thinking About Material in Textbooks (Due Tuesday 19 September 2017)
 Readings for Week through September 7
 Equation of Motion: Gradient Wind vs Geostrophic Wind
 Bluestein, 3773; bottom of page 184198.
 Djuric, (Already assignedChps 1, 2); Chapter 3; Chapter 4, pp. 5052; Chapter 6, 8896; Chapter 7, 105107; Appendix A, B, C and
 Deterministic vs Probabilistic Forecasting (through definition of Probabilistic Forecasting but not beyond)

September 12 
 ERTH 490
 Notation Conventions
 Evaluating Pressure Gradients in Different Coordinate Systems on Weather Maps
 Kinematics
 Streamlines and Trajectories
 Equation of Motion

Inclass Activities of the Day
 WGSL scripts: getdata, disc, sfcplot
 Relative humidity at 700 mb plot: nam_maps nam_relhum
 ClimatologyTucson
 Climate Prediction Center Website
 Weather Prediction Center Website
 Specifying a region for some WGSL scripts: re=lat,lon (for West longitudes) and specifying a variable to plot beyond the default
 Hurricane Tornado Environments
 Bay Area Thunderstorms
Assignments
 Quizzes
 Inclass Exercises:
 Laboratory
 Homework
 Homework 4 and Key: Thinking About Material in Textbooks (Due Tuesday 19 September 2017)
 Homework 3: The Human Element in Weather Forecasting (Due Tuesday 12 September 2017)
 Readings for Week through September 7
 Equation of Motion: Gradient Wind vs Geostrophic Wind
 Bluestein, 3773; bottom of page 184198.
 Djuric, (Already assignedChps 1, 2); Chapter 3; Chapter 4, pp. 5052; Chapter 6, 8896; Chapter 7, 105107; Appendix A, B, C and
 Deterministic vs Probabilistic Forecasting (through definition of Probabilistic Forecasting but not beyond)

September 5 
 ERTH 490
 Review of Some Important ERTH 260 Concepts
 Notation Conventions
 Lagrangian and Eulerian Derivatives
(Section 1.3.8 in Bluestein)
 Notation Routine for Velocity Vector and Its Relation to other Vectors
 Notation Conventions for Pressure Gradient and Wind Directions
 Evaluating Pressure Gradients in Different Coordinate Systems on Weather Maps

Inclass Activities of the Day
Assignments
 Inclass Exercises:
 Inclass Exercise 1: Breaking the Wind into Components (Due at end of class period, September 5, 2017)
 Inclass Exercise 2 and Key: Using the DelOperatorThreedimensional Divergence of the Wind (Due at end of class period, September 7, 2017)
 Laboratory
 Homework
 Homework 3: The Human Element in Weather Forecasting (Due Tuesday 12 September 2017)
 Readings for Week through September 7
 Key 1 and Key 2 Bluestein, Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, pp. 3239, 5769
 Djuric, Chapters 1 and 2; pp.2941
 Deterministic vs Probabilistic Forecasting (through definition of Probabilistic Forecasting but not beyond)
 For Tuesday, 29 August, read Doswell, C.A. III, 1986: The Human Element in Weather Forecsting, Nat. Wea. Dig., 11, 617. (Sections 1 and 2 only)

August 29 
 Forecast Contest:
 ERTH 490
 Review of Some Important ERTH 260 Concepts
 Primitive Equations
 Coordinate Systems
 Visualizing Gradients and Changes in Temperature
 Deterministic Temperature Forecasts
 Finding temperature advection from isotherm and thickness patterns
 Inferring Tempreature Changes from Thickness Fields: Step 1, Step 2, Step 3
 Temperature Tendency Equation Conceptually and Temperature Advection Conceptually
 Notation Conventions
 Lagrangian and Eulerian Derivatives
(Section 1.3.8 in Bluestein)

Inclass Activities of the Day
 Using the Lab to Generate 1000500 mb Thickness Charts
 Harvey
Assignments
 Inclass Exercises:
 Laboratory
 Lab Exercise 1: Temperature Tendency Equation and Temperature Advection (Due Tuesday 5 September 2017)
 Homework
 Homework 2: Deterministic Temperature Forecasting Using Simplified Temperature Tendency Equation (Due Tuesday 5 September 2017)
 Readings for Week through September 7
 Bluestein, Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, pp. 3239, 5769
 Djuric, Chapters 1 and 2; pp.2941
 Deterministic vs Probabilistic Forecasting (through definition of Probabilistic Forecasting but not beyond)
 For Tuesday, 29 August, read Doswell, C.A. III, 1986: The Human Element in Weather Forecsting, Nat. Wea. Dig., 11, 617. (Sections 1 and 2 only)

August 24 
 Introduction
 Syllabus
 Definitions:
 Weather Analysis
 Forecasting as Applied Synoptic Meteorology: First Views
 Review of Some Important ERTH 260 Concepts

Inclass Activities of the Day
 GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) and Weather Map Imagery of the Day
 Harvey
Assignments

Inclass Exercises:
Homework
 Homework 1: Review of ERTH 260 Material
(Due Tuesday 29 August 2017)
Laboratory
 Lab Exercise 1: Lagrangian and Eulieran Derivatives and the Temperature Tendency Equation: A Deterministic Way to Forecast Temperature(Not Assigned Yet)
 Readings for Week
through September 1
 Bluestein, Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, pp. 3239, 5769
 Djuric, Chapters 1 and 2; pp.2941
 Deterministic vs Probabilistic Forecasting (through definition of Probabilistic Forecasting but not beyond)
 For Tuesday, 29 August, read Doswell, C.A. III, 1986: The Human Element in Weather Forecsting, Nat. Wea. Dig., 11, 617. (Sections 1 and 2 only)
