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This schedule lists what will be covered by the in-class exercises and applications, and which units you have to have done prior to the day of class to prepare yourself for the in-class review by students, discussion of the material, and application exercises that will be done during class time. This means that prior to the day of class you will have to prepare the assigned unit. 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

Day of class Material to be applied during class time Homework assignment to be prepared for this class time
Week 1, Tuesday, 8-29 Introduction, FAQ, jeopardy of class web page Make yourself familiar with the class web site and the syllabus
Week 1, Thursday, 8-31 Structure of the atmosphere unit 1
Week 2, Tuesday, 9-5 Gas laws and their application to meteorology unit 2
Week 2, Thursday, 9-7 Zeroth and first law of thermodynamics: unit 3
Week 3, Tuesday, 9-12 Second law of thermodynamics and its application to meteorology unit 4
Week 3, Thursday, 9-14 Moist air unit 5
Week 4, Tuesday, 9-19 Phase Transition processes unit 6
Week 4, Thursday, 9-21 Stratification and Stability unit 7
Week 5, Tuesday, 9-26 Air mass modification unit 8
Week 5, Thursday, 9-28 Cloud microphysical processes unit 9
Week 6, Tuesday, 10-3 Cloud morphology unit 10
Week 6, Thursday, 10-5 Atmospheric radiation – nomenclature and basic concepts unit 11
Week 7, Tuesday, 10-10 Solve these problems that review unit 1 to 8, as a group prior to class on Thursday 10-12. Submit one solution as a group. When you disagree, please add both solutions and bullet points why you think the respective solution is right. No names please. I want you to exercise working as a diverse team. Review the material that we covered so far
Week 7, Thursday, 10-12 Shortwave and long-wave radiation, radiation transfer and global energy budget unit 12
Week 8, Tuesday, 10-17 Application of radiation in remote sensing unit 13
Week 8, Thursday, 10-19 Basic concepts of atmospheric chemistry unit 14
Week 9, Tuesday, 10-24 Troposhperic and stratospheric gasphase chemistry unit 15
Week 9, Thursday, 10-26 Aqueous phase chemistry unit 16
Week 10, Tuesday, 10-31 Aerosols and biogeochemical cycles unit 17
Week 10, Thursday, 11-2 Vorticity and Navier Stokes equation unit 18
Week 11, Tuesday, 11-7 Scale analysis and balanced flows unit 19
Week 11, Thursday, 11-9 Thermal wind, advection, and primitive equations unit 20
Week 12, Tuesday, 11-14 Waves and Bjerknes polar frontal model unit21
Week 12, Thursday, 11-16 Conveyor belt model unit22
Week 13, Tuesday, 11-21 Local and regional climate unit23
Week 13, Thursday, 11-23 Holiday Happy Thanksgiving
Week 14, Tuesday, 11-28 Climate analysis methods unit 24
Week 14, Thursday, 11-30 Review for final during class time Review Part 1
Week 15, Tuesday, 12-5 Review for final during class time Review Part 2
Week 15, Thursday, 12-7 Review for final during class time Review on your own terms. The upcoming class time is your last chance for asking for clarification
Week 16, Tuesday, 12-12 10:15 am to 12:15 pm FINALS

Make yourself familiar with the classroom and time scheduled for the examination