EAS 101 THE ATMOSPHERE


The Atmosphere treats the processes and phenomena of the atmosphere including
clouds, optical phenomena, seasons, climate patterns, precipitation,
winds, ocean currents, storms (hurricanes, snowstorms and, tornadoes),
prediction, atmospheric chemistry, water and carbon cycles, and climate change

Check his site for updates. The material here includes or will include
1. Course Outline.
2. Exercises.
3. Lectures: Powerpoint Presentations. (No text is required but texts are on Reserve in the Science Library under QC861)
4. Sample Tests.
5. Data Files.

OUTLINE


COURSE OUTLINE

LECTURES: POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS OF LECTURES MAY INCLUDE A LECTURE ON TSUNAMIS

LECTURE *     2011 JAPANESE TSUNAMI AND WAVE PROPERTIES 
PREFACE *     SIZE, SCALE, MAGNITUDE 

LECTURE 1     INTRODUCTION TO THE ATMOSPHERE 

LECTURE 2     VIEWING AND DEPICTING THE ATMOSPHERE 

LECTURE 3     CLOUDS 

LECTURE 4     WAVES AND THE NATURE OF LIGHT 

LECTURE 5     OPTICS OF THE ATMOSPHERE (RAINBOWS, SKY COLOR, ETC.) 

LECTURE 6     SUNLIGHT  

LECTURE 7     PHYSICS OF AIR 

LECTURE 8     CHEMISTRY OF THE ATMOSPHERE

LECTURE 9     HEATING THE ATMOSPHERE 

LECTURE 10    WATER IN THE ATMOSPHERE AND ON EARTH 

LECTURE 11    PRECIPITATION (RAIN, SNOW, HAIL, ETC.) 

LECTURE 12    VERTICAL STRUCTURE OF THE ATMOSPHERE 

LECTURE 13    THE WINDS 

LECTURE 14    GLOBAL SCALE WINDS 

LECTURE 15    CLIMATES OF THE WORLD NOW 

LECTURE 16    THUNDERSTORMS AND TORNADOES 

LECTURE 17    WINTER STORMS (EXTRATROPICAL CYCLONES) 

LECTURE 18    HURRICANES (TROPICAL CYCLONES) 

LECTURE 19    FORECASTING 

LECTURE 20    CLIMATES OF THE PAST: EVIDENCE 

LECTURE 21    CLIMATES OF THE PAST AND FUTURE 

LECTURE 22    CLIMATE CYCLES AND EARTH'S ORBIT 


LECTURES: ANIMATION PROGRAMS FOR POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS OF LECTURES



Instructions: 1: Copy all programs to the same directory as the Powerpoint Presentations 2: Rename the programs by changing the extension (.abc) to (.exe). This will allow the programs to run Run the programs in Powerpoint or as STAND ALONE PROGRAMS as follows 1: Click on the PROGRAM NAME TO RUN AS STAND ALONE or Click on the box in PPT with the Program's Name. 2: When the warning about viruses pops up click YES (these programs are not viruses) 3: Maximize the small white screen (FORM 1) that pops up. 4: Click inside the white screen and follow any directions exactly. 5: If the program fails to run the first time, delete the screen and repeat. 6: Don't worry.
PROGRAM ABSORB_EMIT PROGRAM BUTTERFLY PROGRAM CHAOS PROGRAM CIRRUS PROGRAM COALESCE PROGRAM COLLIDE PROGRAM CORIOLIS PROGRAM COSLAW PROGRAM FLAKE PROGRAM FREEFALL PROGRAM GAS LAWS PROGRAM KEPLER PROGRAM MIRAGE PROGRAM OBSCURE PROGRAM PISTON PROGRAM RAYLEIGH SCATTERING PROGRAM RIVER_STAGE PROGRAM SEASONS PROGRAM SKEWT PROGRAM SQUEEZE PROGRAM SUNPATH PROGRAM GROUND TEMPERATURE PROGRAM DAILY TEMPERTURE CYCLE PROGRAM TEMPERATURE SCALE CONVERSIONS PROGRAM THERMOSCOPE PROGRAM THUNDERSTORM PROGRAM WINNOW

HOMEWORKS AND EXERCISES



HOMEWORK #02 INTERPRETING WEATHER SATELLITE IMAGES  













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SAMPLE TEST QUESTIONS

TEST #1 SAMPLE PROBLEMS





TEST #2 SAMPLE PROBLEMS

TEST #3 SAMPLE PROBLEMS

DATA FILES