Schedule

Unit schedule and firm due times

This schedule lists what will be covered by the class and applications, and which units has to be completed in which week. Note that it is your responsibility to keep up with the schedule!

Important information applicable to all units

I will not accept any late submissions unless approved in writing prior to the due date. Submitting the questionnaire in time (1500 AST the day before the next class) is essential for your grade. You will be allowed to revise the submitted version after class and resubmit it within a week. I will grade only the resubmitted versions. If you fail to submit the draft version of the questionnaire in time, you will get an F even when you submit the final version in time.

OIT problems

If you have technical problems or questions that are not related to the material check the FAQ first. If you have questions on the material, email your question and clearly describe what you did not understand and where you are struggling.

Unit due times

All units are due on Thursday at 2359 Alaska time of the respective week in the semester. Note in some weeks more than one unit may be due. It is recommended to first finish a unit before working on the next higher unit as material builds on each other.

Time in the semester Material covered Assigned units
Week 1 Structure of the atmosphere unit 1
Week 2 Gas laws and their application to meteorology unit 2
Week 2 Zeroth and first law of thermodynamics: unit 3
Week 3 Second law of thermodynamics and its application to meteorology unit 4
Week 3 Moist air unit 5
Week 4 Phase Transition processes unit 6
Week 4 Stratification and Stability unit 7
Week 5 Air mass modification unit 8
Week 5 Cloud microphysical processes unit 9
Week 6 Cloud morphology unit 10
Week 6 Atmospheric radiation – nomenclature and basic concepts unit 11
Week 7 Shortwave and long-wave radiation, radiation transfer and global energy budget unit 12
Week 8 Application of radiation in remote sensing unit 13
Week 8 Basic concepts of atmospheric chemistry unit 14
Week 9 Troposhperic and stratospheric gasphase chemistry unit 15
Week 9 Aqueous phase chemistry unit 16
Week 10 Aerosols and biogeochemical cycles unit 17
Week 11 Vorticity and Navier Stokes equation unit 18
Week 12 Scale analysis and balanced flows unit 19
Week 12 Thermal wind, advection, and primitive equations unit 20
Week 13 Waves and Bjerknes polar frontal model unit21
Week 13 Conveyor belt model unit22
Week 14 Local and regional climate unit23
Week 14 Climate analysis methods unit 24
Week 15 Review for final Review on your own terms. The upcoming office hour is your last chance for asking for clarification
Week 16 Finals Location and time TBA

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