Lecture Notes
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Wed., Dec. 5 - Final Exam Review pt. 1
Mon., Dec. 3 -
Fri., Nov. 30 - Hurricanes

Wed., Nov. 28 - Quiz #4 (music: "Hibernian Rhapsody" by De Danann)
Mon., Nov. 26 - Lightning
Fri., Nov. 23 - Thanksgiving Break
Wed., Nov. 21 - class cancelled
Mon., Nov. 19 - Tornadoes pt. 2
Fri., Nov. 16 - Microbursts, shelf clouds, severe storms, tornadoes pt. 1
Wed., Nov. 14 - Thunderstorms, gust fronts, and microbursts
Fri., Nov. 9 - 3-cell model surface features, ocean currents, SW monsoon
Wed., Nov. 7 - Water draining from sinks and toilets, thermal circulations,
1- and 3-cell models of
global scale wind and pressure patterns
Mon., Nov. 5 - Upper level & surface winds, cause of the Coriolis force, water draining from sinks and toilets
Fri., Nov. 2 - Pressure gradient and Coriolis force, upper level winds in the Northern & Southern Hemisphere

Wed., Oct. 31 - Quiz #3 (music: Janis Joplin
"Try (Just  A Little Harder)", "Move Over", and "Maybe")
Mon., Oct. 29 - Ice crystal process of precipitation formation, types of precipitation
Fri., Oct. 26 - Satellite photographs, precipitation producing processes, collision-coalescence process
Wed., Oct. 24 - Identifying and naming clouds
Mon., Oct. 22 - Condensation nuclei, dry & wet haze, fog, cloud in a bottle, clouds and climate change

Fri., Oct. 19 - Drying moist air,  rainshadow effect, measuring humidity, dew and frost
Wed., Oct. 17 - Humidity example problems
Mon., Oct. 15 - Effects of clouds on day and night temperatures, global warming misconception,
introduction to humidity variables
Fri., Oct. 12 - Atmospheric greenhouse effect

Wed., Oct. 10 - Quiz #2 (
music: Israel Kamakawiwo'ole "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" and "Ka Huila Wai")
Mon., Oct. 8 - EM radiation emitted by the sun and earth, CFL bulbs, radiative equilibrium, filtering of light by the atmosphere
Fri., Oct. 5 - Electromagnetic radiation, wavelength & frequency, EM spectrum, rules governing the emission of EM radiation
Wed., Oct. 3 - Latent heat energy transport, static electricity and electric fields
Mon., Oct. 1 - Conduction, convection, human perception of cold, wind chill
Fri., Sep. 28 - Energy and temperature, specific heat & latent heat, temperature scales
Wed., Sep. 26 - Upper level charts, introduction to energy and energy transport
Upper Level Charts Pt. 3 - Supplementary reading

Upper Level Charts Pt. 2 - Supplementary reading
Upper Level Charts Pt. 1 - Required reading
Mon., Sep. 24 - Weather changes associated with warm & cold fronts, locating warm and cold fronts on surface weather maps
Fri., Sep. 21 - Cold & warm fronts, fall equinox

Wed., Sep. 19 - Quiz #1 (music: Sigur Ros "Festival")
Mon., Sep. 17 - Surface weather maps, isobars and isotherms, high and  low pressure centers, pressure gradient
Fri., Sep. 14 - Archimedes Law, station model notation
Wed., Sep. 12 - Ideal gas Law, Charles' Law, forces that cause air to rise and sink
Mon., Sep. 10 - Air density and temperature changes with altitude, troposphere & stratosphere, Auguste & Jacques Piccard
Fri., Sep. 7 - Air pressure force, mercury barometers, upward pressure force
Wed., Sep. 5 - Air pressure changes with altitude, Practice Quiz
Mon., Sep. 3 - Labor Day Holiday
Fri., Aug. 31 - Effects of particulates on visiblity; mass, weight, density & pressure
Wed., Aug. 29 - Sulfur dioxide and acid rain, particulate matter?
Mon., Aug. 27 - Temperature inversions, air quality index, indoors CO, "good" & "bad" ozone, photochemical smog
Fri., Aug. 24 - Air pollutants, carbon monoxide, scattering of light
Wed., Aug. 22 - Dew point temperature, origin & evolution of the earth's atmosphere, stromatolites and banded iron formation
Mon., Aug. 20 - First day of class, composition of the earth's atmosphere