List of reading pages for ATMO 336 Fall 2019. The course material is broken into three Modules listed below. Each page is accessible through its own link below. In addition "Next" and "Previous" buttons at the top and bottom of each reading page allow easy navigation through the material.

Module 1

Week 1 Reading
Fluid Pressure and 500 mb height
Introduction to 500 mb Height Maps
Winds at the 500 mb Height Level; Southwest Monsoon Season
Winds; Pressure and Winds on Common Weather Maps
Week 2 Reading
Hurricane Introduction and Characteristics
Hurricane Movement and Damages
Week 3 Reading
Hurricane Cycles in the Atlantic, Links to Climate Change, Hurricane Damage and Death Trends
The Atmosphere
Properties of gases; Kinetic Model
Composition of the Atmosphere
Week 4 Reading
Vertical Structure of Temperature, Density, and Pressure
Human response to air pressure and density changes
The Skew-T Diagram

Module 2

Week 5 Reading
Water in the atmosphere
A closer look at evaporation and condensation
Relative Humidity and Dew Point
Week 6 Reading
Energy Transfer
Temperature, Humidity, Wind, and Human Comfort; Heat Index and Wind Chill
Clouds
Why Does Rising Air Cool?
Conditions under which air is forced to rise
Precipitation
Week 7 Reading
Moving air parcels up and down through the atmosphere
Stability of the atmosphere
Introduction to Thunderstorms
Week 8 Reading
Thunderstorm Lifecycle and Severe Thunderstorms
Tornadoes
Lightning

Module 3

Week 9 Reading
Ozone in the Atmosphere; Chemical Destruction of Ozone in the Stratosphere
Ultraviolet radiation and exposure
Review 500 mb height maps
Week 10 Reading
Review 500 mb winds; Estimating Precipitation areas from 500 mb maps
Weather forecasting using 500 mb height maps
The 500 mb weather pattern and weather terminology
Numerical Weather Forecasting
Week 11 Reading
Weather vs Climate
Introduction to Climate Change
Solar Radiation and the Earth's Energy Budget I
Infrared Radiation, Greenhouse Effect, and Earth's Energy Budget II
Week 12 Reading
Increasing Greenhouse Gases
Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and the Carbon Cycle
Uncertainty in Climate Change Predictions ; Feedbacks
Week 13 Reading
Climate Models and their Predictions of Temperature Changes
Potential Impacts of Global Warming
Changes in Extreme Weather Events?
Reconstructing Past Climates
The Climate of the Pleistocene
Week 14/15 Reading
The Climate of the Holocene
Controversy: Global Average Temperature Reconstruction over the last 2000 years
The Present Warming: 20th Centrury through today
Global Warming Summary and Discussion
Other Factors that Control Climate
Blue skies, red sunsets, white clouds, haze
End of reading material!


Dale Ward