What causes tornadoes?  Where and when are hurricanes most common?  What's the difference between sleet and freezing rain?  If you like storms -- or if you're terrified of them and want to learn more about them -- this is the place for you.

When will the course be taught again?

Dr. Paul Staten is teaching the course in Fall 2017.  I'll teach the course again in Spring 2018.

General Details (Spring 2018)

Instructor: Dr. Cody Kirkpatrick (my email address)

Dates and times: Tuesday & Thursday, 1:00-2:15 p.m., in Geology 126

Office hours: to be determined

Associate instructors: to be determined

"I'm on the wait list! Help!"

As of 16 November, our class for Spring 2018 is completely full.  There is no way to accommodate additional students unless someone drops the course -- there are no extra seats in the room!  My advice: stay on the wait list as long as you can, and jump in if there is an opening.  I'll update this page if have learn new information.

Course Text

There is nothing to buy!  We'll use the "JetStream" website, provided by the National Weather Service.  In addition, I'll provide numerous handouts and additional readings.  (Hint: get a three-ring binder.)

More Details

Go check out our Syllabus if you want all the gory details about all aspects of our course.

Current Weather Conditions

We'll look at national and local current weather almost daily during the course.  I bet you already know how to interpret these images!

This Website

We'll use a combination of this website and Canvas for the course this semester.  If that gets to be too confusing or too cumbersome, we'll adjust as needed.  The Canvas page will be made live around mid-December.


Page updated on November 27th, 2017

Past Course Evaluations

If you're a student at IU, you have access to my recent course evaluations through the OCQ Student Dashboard. Check them out!

"What Past Students Said"

Here is a snippet of my course evaluations from the last time I taught G144.

Other News & Notes

Dr. K will be out of town for at least one class meeting sometime in mid-February. Either the AI will teach that day, or we'll have an online assignment to complete, or something similar. free hit counters