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.
Instructor: Dr. Cody Kirkpatrick (my email address)
Dates and times: Monday & Wednesday, 11:15 - 12:30, in Geology 126
Office hours: check the syllabus
Associate instructors: to be determined
The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) is relisting many of our courses this year. The change will be transparent -- hopefully -- to students. Our course has been "GEOL-G 144" for years, but will now be known as "EAS-E 144" moving forward. It's the same course, same topics, same instructors, and is still a "Gen Ed" course...it just has a different identification. Sorry if there is any temporary confusion!
As of July 10th, our course is now completely full. If you are interested, please go ahead and join the wait list -- normally, there will be a few people who switch to other courses before the semester begins.
That said, there is a hard limit of 105 students, because there are only 105 seats in the room! We will have a completely full class; I'm sorry but it will not be possible to accomodate "overload" registrations.
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.)
Go check out our Syllabus if you want all the gory details about all aspects of our course. Our Canvas page will be made live on Monday, August 13th.
We'll look at national and local current weather almost daily during the course. I bet you already know how to interpret these images!
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-August.