UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY (UMBC)

Department of Geography and Environmental Systems




Course ID: GES 311
Course Title: Weather and Climate
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 11:30 - 12:45
Location:SOND, Room 109
Instructor:




Dr. Ali Tokay
SOND TBD
301-614-6140 (voice mail)
tokay@umbc.edu

Office hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00 - 10:30am

Grading:
test1: 15 points - October 15, 2019
test2: 15 points - November 5, 2019
test3: 15 points - December 3, 2019
test4: 15 points - December 12, 2019 at 10:30 am
homework: 4 x 10 points = 40 points

NO EXCUSE for the absence of the any exams except for the athletics and some exceptional cases.

Textbook:
Meteorology Today, 12th edition by C. Donald Ahrens (highly recommended)

Course Content:
1. The Earth and its Atmosphere
2. Energy: Warming the Earth and the Atmosphere
3. Seasonal and Daily Temperature
4. Atmospheric Moisture
5. Condensation: Dew, Fog, and Clouds
6. Stability and Cloud Development
7. Precipitation
8. Light, Color, and Atmospheric Optics
9. Air Pressure and Winds
10. Wind: Small-Scale and Local Systems
11. Wind: Global Systems
12. Air Masses and Fronts
13. Mid-Latitude Weather Systems
14. Thunderstorms and Tornadoes
15. Hurricanes

Homework

Sample Tests

NASA Goodard Space Flight Center summer student program