Syllabus and Readings

HW Assignments

Exam Results

Forecast Contest and its Rules

Grading Policy and Exam Schedule

Current Weather and Climate Info. and Other Fun Links

Cloud Atlas

Atmospheric Sciences 101: Weather
          Autumn 2004             (

Grades for the final exam and for the course are now available.


Chris Bretherton
710 ATG (Atmospheric Sci./Geophysics Bldg) 
Office hours: M 2:00-3:00 PM

Teaching Assistants:
Lucas Harris
Phil Swartzendruber
Darren Wilton

TA Office: 420 ATG, 543-6627 

Office hours: 
Darren Wilton:  Mon 1:30-3:00
Lucas Harris:  Tues. 3:30-5:00
Phil Swartzendruber:  Wed. 3:30-5:00

Class Schedule

Lectures: Mon-Thurs 10:30-11:20am, Kane 220

Quiz Sections:
AA F 10:30-11:20 MGH 228 Swartzendruber
AB F 10:30-11:20 MGH 234 Harris
AC F 10:30-11:20 MGH 238 Wilton
AD F 1:30-2:20 MGH 228 Wilton
AE F 12:30-1:20 BNS 115 Harris
AF Th 1:30-2:20 BNS 203 Wilton
AG Th 2:30-3:20 BNS 203 Swartzendruber
No quiz section will be held 30 Sep.-1 Oct.

Required Textbook

Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere, 4th edition by Donald C. Ahrens, 2004, West Publishing Company 

Library resources:

In addition to the required textbook, the following popular introductory books will be on reserve in the Odegaard Undergraduate Library:

Jack Williams, 1992: The Weather Book, Random House.

Jeff Renner, 1992: Northwest Mountain Weather, The Mountaineers.

CLUE (Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment)

There will be Tu and We evening CLUE sessions in MGH 248 at 6:30-8:00 pm, open to all students, coordinated by the TAs, starting on 5 October. These will be an excellent way to get together in a friendly group setting with fellow students to work on general conceptual difficulties, homework enigmas or exam review. Our goal will be to help you help yourself, rather than providing instant gratification that will fail you in the longer run.