Intro. METR I Lab

January 17, 2017
M 4:00-6:00
METR 2011.001


National Weather Center, Room 5720, Norman, OK 73072   View map


Spring 2017

Time: Monday 4:00-6:00
Room: NWC5720
Instructor: Satrio


Office Hours:    By appointment

Classroom:        NWC 5720 (Linux Lab)

Time:                  M, 4:00-6:00PM

This lab will work to reinforce the course material of METR 2013, but the concepts and materials covered will not necessarily coincide with what is being presented in the actual METR 2013. In fact, this lab may be thought of as a completely separate course.

Required Textbook:

There is no required textbook for this course.

Recommended Textbooks:

Ahrens, C. D., 2012: Meteorology Today, 10th Edition. Cengage Learning, 640 pp.

Sobell, M. G., 2013: A Practical Guide to Linux: Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming, 3rd Edition. Prentice Hall, 1154 pp.

Wallace, J. M., and P. V. Hobbs, 2006: Atmospheric Science: An Introductory Survey, 2nd Edition. Academic Press, 504 pp.

Course Page:

The class website will be D2L ( Grades and course assignments will be posted here. Be sure to print the lab prior to attending class (you can print for free in the Mac lab and the Linux Lab. There may be a few labs that have color images. I will print those for you). The schedule for the class is also posted on D2L.

Office Hours:

If you need to meet with me for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact me by email. I try to respond very quickly to emails and if needed, I can set up a time to meet with you.

Reading Assignments:

Optional reading assignments will be posted to D2L occasionally. I would recommend reading these if you have the time.

Grading Scale:

A: 90 – 100+

B:   80 – 89.9

C: 70 – 79.9

D: 60 – 69.9

F:   0 – 59.9

It should not be difficult to obtain an A in this class. As long as you do your work and attend class, you won’t have any problems. I also reserve the right to adjust the grading scale based on your individual performance in the class (but I will not adjust it up. A 91% will not be a “B”).

The lowest lab, quiz, weather log, and math assignment grade will be dropped.


Labs:                           60%

Quizzes:                    20%

Weather logs:            15%

Math Assignments: 5%

Weekly Quizzes:

At the beginning of each lab there will be a short quiz that covers the previous week’s topics as well as an extra credit question (which may or may not cover the previous week’s lab).


Assignments are due at the beginning of the next class. Late assignments will have the grade deducted by 10% (from 100%) each day that it is late. Exceptions can be made in advance.

Group work is encouraged, but each student must turn in his or her own unique answers. Copying off someone else’s work is considered cheating. Please don’t do it. You don’t really want to face the consequences for that.

Weather Logs:

Weather logs will be due at the beginning of each lab. See Weather Log Guidelines handout for more details.

Math Assignments:

I am sure that you have heard that METR 2013 is considered by some to be a “weed-out” class. In actuality, the reason that most students say that is because it is the first calculus-based meteorology class that students take. Therefore, there will be weekly math assignments in this course. However, we don’t want you to feel as though this is too much, so we are making it a very small percentage of your grade and there will only be a couple of problems each week. The purpose of these assignments is to provide reference material on some of the math that many students struggle with to help you throughout your meteorology courses. You are all more than welcome to ask me any questions related to this meteorology class, the lecture, or even calculus questions. I want to see you all succeed, and I think that some extra math would be beneficial.

Academic Misconduct:

Again. DON’T DO IT!!!!!!!! Please. You greatly degrade your learning experience by doing so and the consequences can be severe. More information can be found at Instances of academic misconduct will be investigated and action will be taken under the official university policies.

Students with Disabilities:

“The University of Oklahoma is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for all students with disabilities. Students with disabilities who require accommodations in this course are requested to speak with the professor as early in the semester as possible. Students with disabilities must be registered with the Office of Disability Services prior to receiving accommodations in this course. The Office of Disability Services is located in Goddard Health Center, Suite 166, phone 405-325-3852 or TDD only 405-325-4173.”

Students with disabilities who require accommodations should see the instructor as soon as possible. However, if you don’t feel comfortable talking to me, you may always speak to Dr. Susan Postawko and she can talk to me.