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.

General Details: Fall 2018

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

GEOL-G 144 becomes EAS-E 144

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!

Enrollment & Wait List Information

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.

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.  Our Canvas page will be made live on Monday, August 13th.

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-August.


Page updated on July 25th, 2018

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-October. Either the AI will teach that day, or we'll have an online assignment to complete, or something similar. free hit counters