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Atmospheric Sciences 336

Weather, Climate and Society

Spring 1999

This course examines basic weather phenomena, climate and climate change, and the associated effects on individuals and societies in the past and present. The possibility and implications of human-caused changes in the climate system are also discussed.

Class Hours: TTh   11:00-12:15   FCR 114


E. Philip Krider, Professor
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Office: Physics and Atmospheric Sciences Bldg. (PAS), Room 506
Phone: 621-6836; messages 621-6831.
Andrea N. Hahmann, Research Assistant Professor
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Office: Physics and Atmospheric Sciences Bldg. (PAS), Room 464
Phone: 621-6619; messages with Cas Sprout at 621-8836.

Teaching Assistant:

Brian Magi
Office: PAS room 510
Phone: 621-2158

Office Hours:

E.P. Krider:      Monday-Friday (afternoons) - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (most days), or by appointment.
A.N. Hahmann: Tuesdays and Thursdays - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., or by appointment.
Brian Magi:       Tuesdays and Thursdays - 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., or by appointment.


There will be two in-class exams and a final exam. These in-class exams will be on Thursday, February 18, and Thursday, April 1, 1999. The final exam is scheduled for Tuesday, May 11, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. A single term paper (up to 10 pages, including figures and references) that summarizes an independent project will be due on Tuesday, April 20. A preliminary title and plan for this project is due on Tuesday, February 9. A more complete description of this assignment is given separately. All papers must be typed and double-spaced.

Grading Summary:

      Percentage Grade
Hour Exams: 25%   90.0 - 100     A
Homework: 25%   80.0 - 89.9     B
Term Paper: 25%   70.0 - 79.9     C
Final Exam:


  60.0 - 69.9     D
Total: 100%   Below 60.0     E

Recommended Texts:

Eric W. Danielson, James Levin, Elliot Abrams
WCB McGraw-Hill, 1998, 462 pp.
Ian D. Whyte
Climatic Change and Human Society
Halsted Press, an imprint of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1995, 217 pp.

Class Notes for Part II - Climate & Society

Course Outline

Independent Project

Supplemental Reading

Study Guide (SQ3R Method)

Class Materials


Revised 1/21/99


Last modified: Thu Apr 8 09:46:14 MST 1999