Roswell, New Mexico, May 25, 1999

Meteorology 302:
The Violent Atmosphere and Ocean

Section 1 (schedule #14036)
MWF 1210-1300
604 Thornton Hall
Department of Geosciences, SFSU, Spring 2004

Revised Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Friona, Texas, June 3, 2003

 Hurricanes and Tornadic thunderstorms:
Earth's Fiercest Storms

John Monteverdi With VORTEX
Armada, Spring 1999


Instructor: Dr. John Monteverdi, Professor of Meteorology
Office hours: F 9-10; TTh 11-Noon or by appointment at many hours.
Office: 613 Thornton Hall
Phone: 338-7728
E-mail: or

Final Examination: Wednesday 19 May 1210 to 1300

 Course-Related Information

Note: No food or drink on computer tables in Room 604

Also, room is a computer lab. No use of computers allowed during class time. Use of computers for web surfing related to course activities only allowed before and after class. Absolutely NO reconfiguring of computers (no setting of bookmarks, no downloads).

Class Pictures (Click to See Larger Version)

Content Related to Classwork

  • Metr 302 Useful Links

    Great Blank Maps to Print

    Still Images

    Schematic: NOAA (NWS) Weather Satellites

    Weather Satellite Imagery
    Latest 4-km Infrared Image from NWS

    Latest 16-km Infrared Image from NWS

    Latest 28-km Infrared Image from NWS

    Looped Images (Javascript)

    Latest 16-km Satellite Loop from NWS

    Latest 28-km Satellite Loop from NWS

    U.S. Navy Satellite Image Access Page

    Other Information

    Department of Geosciences

    San Francisco State University

    National Weather Service Links:

    NWS Watches and Warnings

    National Hurricane Center

    To advise and warn the public
    with regard to tropical cyclones

    Storm Prediction Center

    To advise and warn the public
    with regard to severe thunderstorms and tornadoes

    Hydrometeorological Prediction Center

    To advise and warn the public
    with regard to flooding potential

    Weather Radar

    Tornadoes and Severe Weather

    Severe Weather Forecast Products Page