SRJC Course Outlines

9/20/2019 9:25:48 AMMETRO 10L Course Outline as of Spring 2012

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  METRO 10LTitle:  METEOROLOGY LAB  
Full Title:  Meteorology Lab
Last Reviewed:9/24/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled3.006 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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The study, interpretation, and analysis of weather data reports, forecasts, surface weather maps, upper level air charts, satellite imagery, and radar data. Emphasis is placed on how weather forecasts are prepared and utilized.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion or Current Enrollment in METRO 10


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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The study, interpretation, and analysis of weather data reports, forecasts, surface weather maps, upper level air charts, satellite imagery, and radar data. Emphasis is placed on how weather forecasts are prepared and utilized.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion or Current Enrollment in METRO 10
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 B3Laboratory ActivityFall 1981
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 5CFulfills Lab RequirementFall 1981
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will:
1.   Examine, construct, and decode station data.  
2.   Interpret satellite imagery and radar returns.  
3.   Analyze and decipher weather maps.
4.   Differentiate between and critique forecasting methods.
5.   Describe how geographical features influence weather.

Topics and Scope
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I.    North American geography
     A. Geographic Grid
      B. Time Zones
      C. Place Names
      D. Geographic Features
II.   Meteorological Data
       A. Weather Elements
            1.  Air Temperature
           2.  Air Pressure
           3.  Wind
            4.  Humidity
           5.  Clouds
           6. Precipitation
           7. Visibility
       B. Measurement Scales  
       C. Data Analysis
III.  Earth-Sun Relationships
IV.  Atmosphere
        A.  Composition
       B.  Vertical Structure
V.  Mapping Techniques
       A. Isopleths
      B. Station Models
       C. Weather Map Symbols
VI.  Surface Weather Maps
      A.  Station Data
       B.  Air Pressure
       C.  Fronts       
VII. Upper Air Constant Pressure Charts
       A.  850 - 700 millibar
       B.  500 millibar
       C.  300 - 200 millibar
VIII. Remote Sensing
       A.  Satellite Imagery
           1. Visible
          2. Infrared
       B. Radar
       C. weather balloons
IX.   Forecasting
       A.  Methods
        B.  Accuracy
        C.  Common Uses
X. Weather Services
      A.  Sources
          1. National Weather Service
          2. Other
       B.  Source Reliability

Assignments:
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1. Assigned readings (5-20 pages per week)
2.  Assignments: written homework; lab exercises (10-17)
3.  Quizzes (5-17)
4.  Exams (0-4)

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
5 - 15%
Written homework
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 60%
Lab exercises
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 60%
Quizzes and/or exams including objective questions, short answer and/or essay questions
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Participation and attendance


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Exercises for Weather and Climate, 7th edition.  Carbone, Gred.  Pearson/Prentice Hall:  2010
 
Meteorology Lab Manual. 2nd edition  Swanson, Kyle.  Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company:  2010
 
Weather Studies Investigations manual.  American Meteorological Society:  2012.
 
Instructor prepared materials

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