Fall 2010
Metr 430:
Weather Analysis and Forecasting I
MW 810-1200, 604 Thornton Hall
Last Updated
Thursday, September 9, 2010 11:58 AM
Instructor: John Monteverdi
Prof. of Meteorology
Office: 613 Thornton Hall
Office hours:
MTTh 10-11; or by appt.
Phone: 8-7728
E-mail: montever@sfsu.edu

"...In spite of progress in the development of quantitative techniques, the conventional forecaster will have an important part to play. His wide experience of local and regional conditions, orographic and topographic influences, moisture and pollution sources, etc., will be invaluable in supplementing the machine-made forecasts. .."

"...It appears, therefore, that the time has come for a reorientation of the training of forecasters. This reorientation should aim at minimizing (and, if possible, eliminating) the difference between what is commonly called synoptic and dynamic meteorology..."

Petterssen, S. (1956): Weather Analysis and Forecasting (2nd Ed.), McGraw-Hill, New York, in the preface (pp.vii-viii)