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Explorations in Meteorology: A Lab Manual 1st Edition

Oklahoma Climatological Survey

  • Published
  • 224 Pages

Overview

Developed by the Oklahoma Climatological Survey (OCS) research and service facility, in concert with the University of Oklahoma, EXPLORATIONS IN METEORLOGY places a strong emphasis on helping students understand weather and climate by using real meteorological data. The activities in this lab manual require that students tap into the OCS archives of meteorological data in order to complete meteorological exercises. Full-color pictures and data graphs, help students visually understand weather and severe weather topics. The lab manual also challenges students by providing optional questions intended for honors students, making this lab manual appropriate for both introductory and honors meteorology courses.

Oklahoma Climatological Survey, University of Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Climatological Survey (OCS) is a state agency housed at the University of Oklahoma located in Norman, Oklahoma. Its 25 years of service to citizens and decision makers nationwide, its operation of the world renowned Oklahoma Mesonet (www.mesonet.org), and its reputation for expertise in advancing research in the field of meteorology all make it one of the most active and comprehensive State Climate offices in the nation.
1. North American Geography.
2. The Earth-Atmosphere System.
3. Radiation and Energy Transfer.
4. Daily Temperature Cycle.
5. Relative Humidity and Moisture Advection.
6. Surface Observations.
7. Atmospheric Soundings I: Interpreting A Thermodynamic Diagram.
8. Atmospheric Soundings II: Plotting A Thermodynamic Diagram.
9. Atmospheric Stability.
10. Upper-Air Map Analysis.
11. Air Masses and Fronts.
12. Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, and Drylines.
13. Thunderstorm Development: A Case Study.
14. Hurricane Tracks and Forecasts.
15. Precipitation Type.
16. Weather Forecasting.
17. Climate Statistics.