METR 2021: Introduction to Meteorology Laboratory II
Instructor: Daniel Cornish
Office Hours: Monday TBD, Wednesday 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in NWC 5110
Classroom: NWC 5720 (Linux Lab)
Time: Tuesdays, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
This lab will work to reinforce the course material of METR 2023, but the concepts and materials covered will not necessarily coincide with what is being presented in the actual METR 2023.
There is no required textbook for this course.
The class website will be Canvas (http://canvas.ou.edu). Grades and course assignments will be posted here. I will do my best to post course assignments on Canvas the morning before each class.
I will hold office hours in my office NWC 5110 which is located down the hallway past the SoM office walking towards the north side of the building. I may be in my office throughout the day aside from office hours, so feel free to stop by and see if I am there if you have any quick questions. We can also schedule a time to meet outside of office hours.
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 and quiz grade will be dropped.
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.
At the beginning of each lab there will be a short quiz that covers the previous week’s topics as well as a possible extra credit question (which may or may not cover the previous week’s lab, but it’ll be fun ☺).
Programming assignments will also be due at the beginning of the designated class period. Since these will be in addition to the lab assignments, you will have two weeks to complete these. The main goal of these assignments is to get you more comfortable with programming in python and to prepare you for coding in future classes.
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 http://integrity.ou.edu. Instances of academic misconduct will be investigated and action will be taken under the official university policies. This really isn’t a conversation that anyone wants to have, so it’s best to just avoid it in the first place.
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 Shelby Hill in the SoM office (first door on the left after you walk in the office) and she can talk to me.
|1||January 16||No Class!!!!!!! ☺☺☺☺☺☺|
|2||January 23||Lab 1: Math Review|
|3||January 30||Lab 2: Review: Station plots, soundings, hodographs, contouring|
|4||February 6||Lab 3: Advection, geostrophic and ageostrophic wind|
|5||February 13||Lab 4: Thermal wind|
|6||February 20||Lab 5: Jet dynamics|
|7||February 27||Lab 6: Vorticity|
|8||March 6||Lab 7: Intro to qualitative QG Theory|
|9||March 13||Lab 8: Extratropical cyclones|
|10||March 20||Spring Break! No Lab|
|11||March 27||Lab 9: Severe weather|
|12||April 3||Lab 10: Computer models|
|13||April 10||Lab 11: Dual-pol radar applications|
|14||April 17||Lab 12: Forecast discussion|
|15||April 24||Lab 13: Forecast discussion|
|16||May 1||Lab 14: Extra Credit Lab ☺|
|17||May 8||Finals Week. No Lab!!! Good luck on your finals!|
*Note: Schedule/topics are tentative and subject to change (likely)