Lectures and assignments 2014

AOS 330 Lecture and Assignment Schedule Fall 2014 THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE IS FROM LAST YEAR AND REMAINS ONLINE FOR REFERENCE ONLY. SUBSTANTIAL REVISIONS TO THE COURSE STRUCTURE ARE BEING UNDERTAKEN FOR 2015 AND ARE NOT YET POSTED.
Date Day Wk Lecture Reading Assignments Lab Remarks
29 Aug F
31 Aug M 1 Labor Day
3 Sep W Physical problem solving Appendix B HW1: B1, B2
5 Sep F Lab: Atmospheric Structure
8 Sep M 2 Atmospheric composition 1-15
10 Sep W Atmospheric temperature 16-28, 45-54 HW1 due HW2: 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.6, 1.8
12 Sep F * Skew-T orientation * Download charts here
15 Sep M 3 Thermodynamic systems and variables 55-60
17 Sep W Ideal gas law 61-70 HW2 due HW3: 2.3, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.7, 3.9, 3.10, 3.11, 3.14
19 Sep F 29-44 Surface weather observations 1
22 Sep M 4 71-82
24 Sep W 83-93 HW3 due HW4:  4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9
26 Sep F 104-113 Radiosonde launch (contact Erik Olson two weeks prior)Exercise to turn in next lab: Problem 3.13 from book Rosh Hashanah
29 Sep M 5 92-97
1 Oct W 98-103, 109-113 HW4 due HW5: 4.11, 4.12, 4.13, 4.14, 4.16 MODIFIED FOR Fall14: SKIP 4.13 and 4.14; optionally redo 4.6-4.9
3 Oct F Hypsometric equation and layer thickness
6 Oct M 6 114-122
8 Oct W Midterm #1 Through 122 HW5 due
10 Oct F 104-109 Pressure measurements
13 Oct M 7 Discuss exam
15 Oct W  127-133 HW6: 5.1, 5.2 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7
17 Oct F Introduction to Python
20 Oct M 8 134-139
22 Oct W 140-149 HW6 due HW7:  5.8-5.12
24 Oct F Python programming,  Part 2
27 Oct M 9 150-160
29 Oct W  161-175 HW7 due HW8: 7.1-7.3, 7.5-7.8
31 Oct F Python programming, part 3: Download this Notebook file
3 Nov M 10 179-185(actual 176-184)
5 Nov W 185-195
7 Nov F HW8 due HW9: 7.9, 7.13, 7.16, 7.18, 7.19, 7.21, 7.22
10 Nov M 11 Actual 195-209
12 Nov W Actual (2014) 195-208, 222-225
14 Nov F Observations II (psychrometric measurements)
17 Nov M 12 HW 9 due
19 Nov W Midterm #2 Through the end of Chapter 7.
21 Nov F Python programming 4 (dry parcel motions)
24 Nov M 13 232-245
26 Nov W 249-262 HW10: 8.1, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5 Rooftop camera archive
28 Nov F Thanksgiving break
1 Dec M 14 263-278
3 Dec W HW10 due HW11:  8.6, 8.7, 8.8, 8.9
5 Dec F Python programming 5 (moist convection)
8 Dec M 15
10 Dec W HW11 due
12 Dec F Scavenger hunt
15 Dec M 10:05 Final exam