Recent Changes for "Atmospheric Science" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/Atmospheric_ScienceRecent Changes of the page "Atmospheric Science" on Davis Wiki.en-us Atmospheric Sciencehttp://daviswiki.org/Atmospheric_Science2009-07-17 16:15:07ErwanMonier <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Atmospheric Science<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||DEPARTMENTADDRESS@ucdavis.edu||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||lawradvising@ucdavis.edu||<br> + ||lawrgradadvising@ucdavis.edu||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The [http://atm.ucdavis.edu/ Atmospheric Science program], commonly called ATM program by people in the major, is one of the four academic programs of the ["Department of Land, Air and Water Resources"] (LAWR). The atmospheric science Bachelor of Science program conforms to the national accreditation standards set by the National Weather Service and the American Meteorological Society, while the Graduate Group in Atmospheric Science offers both the M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The [http://atm.ucdavis.edu/ Atmospheric Science program], commonly called ATM program by people in the major, is one of the four academic programs of the ["Department of Land, Air<span>,</span> and Water Resources"] (LAWR). The atmospheric science Bachelor of Science program conforms to the national accreditation standards set by the National Weather Service and the American Meteorological Society, while the Graduate Group in Atmospheric Science offers both the M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Atmospheric Sciencehttp://daviswiki.org/Atmospheric_Science2009-06-02 04:57:36ErwanMonier <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Atmospheric Science<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(hoagland-picnic-day-2008.jpg, "The atmospheric science program showcase in front of Hoagland Hall during Picnic Day 2008", <span>26</span>0, right, thumbnail)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(hoagland-picnic-day-2008.jpg, "The atmospheric science program showcase in front of <span>["</span>Hoagland Hall<span>"]</span> during <span>["</span>Picnic Day 2008"<span>]"</span>, <span>40</span>0, right, thumbnail)]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Atmospheric Sciencehttp://daviswiki.org/Atmospheric_Science2009-06-02 04:55:19ErwanMonierUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Atmospheric_Science?action=Files&do=view&target=hoagland-picnic-day-2008.jpg">hoagland-picnic-day-2008.jpg</a>.Atmospheric Sciencehttp://daviswiki.org/Atmospheric_Science2009-06-02 04:55:19ErwanMonierImage <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Atmospheric_Science?action=Files&do=view&target=hoagland-picnic-day-2008.jpg">hoagland-picnic-day-2008.jpg</a> deleted.Atmospheric Sciencehttp://daviswiki.org/Atmospheric_Science2009-06-02 04:54:47ErwanMonier <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Atmospheric Science<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Include(PhotoRequest)]]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(hoagland-picnic-day-2008.jpg, "The atmospheric science program showcase in front of Hoagland Hall during Picnic Day 2008", 260, right, thumbnail)]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Atmospheric Sciencehttp://daviswiki.org/Atmospheric_Science2009-06-02 04:40:31ErwanMonierUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Atmospheric_Science?action=Files&do=view&target=hoagland-picnic-day-2008.jpg">hoagland-picnic-day-2008.jpg</a>.Atmospheric Sciencehttp://daviswiki.org/Atmospheric_Science2009-06-02 04:23:45ErwanMonier <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Atmospheric Science<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||<span>Rm </span>141 Hoagland Hall|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||141 <span>["</span>Hoagland Hall<span>"]</span>|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Atmospheric Sciencehttp://daviswiki.org/Atmospheric_Science2009-06-02 04:16:29ErwanMonier <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Atmospheric Science<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The <span>department</span> is headquartered in ["Hoagland Hall"], though a few people are over in ["Plant and Environmental Sciences Building" PES] or elsewhere. The usual hangout room is Hoagland Hall 151, the department lounge/study space, where a fridge, sofas, white boards, work tables and computers allow students to work, relax and socialize. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The <span>program</span> is headquartered in ["Hoagland Hall"], though a few people are over in ["Plant and Environmental Sciences Building" PES] or elsewhere. The usual hangout room is Hoagland Hall 151, the department lounge/study space, where a fridge, sofas, white boards, work tables and computers allow students to work, relax and socialize. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The major has a lot of quirky people. Three ["Students for an Orwellian Society" Orwellian] officers are in this department: MiniHeal, ["Users/BrentLaabs" MiniLuv], and the Thought Police Chief. From 2003 to 2004, we had a undergrad who was nicknamed "Skreech" -- he also wrote most of the ["California Aggie"] weather forecasts those years. We have Jason Snyder who talks a lot about Vons, a Southern California supermarket. There's Dr. Dave Pyles a.k.a. ["Tarzan Guy"], a biometerology post-doc. We miss Dan Hodyss, a former grad student now in West Palm Beach, who brightened our days with lots of cynicism.<br> - <br> - The "cool" hangout place is Hoagland Hall 124, the department computer lab. The lab is open only to people in LAWR (i.e. ATM, HYD, SSC, ERS majors).</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The program has had a lot of quirky people over the years. The program used to be the headquarter for the ["Students for an Orwellian Society" Orwellian] as some of its officers were majoring in atmospheric science : MiniHeal, ["Users/BrentLaabs" MiniLuv], and the Thought Police Chief. Several "weather nuts" and storm chasers graduated from the program, like an undergrad nicknamed "Skreech" who wrote most of the ["California Aggie"] weather forecasts a few years ago. There's also Dr. Dave Pyles a.k.a. ["Tarzan Guy"], a biometerology post-doc.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Atmospheric Sciencehttp://daviswiki.org/Atmospheric_Science2009-06-02 04:08:28ErwanMonier <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Atmospheric Science<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Discusses our current climate, how it works, and how it is changing. Also covers "short-term climate" (interannual variability) such as El Niño/Southern Oscillation. Usually Br<span>i</span>an Weare<span>'s class.<br> - </span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Discusses our current climate, how it works, and how it is changing. Also covers "short-term climate" (interannual variability) such as El Niño/Southern Oscillation. Usually <span>taught by Prof. </span>Br<span>y</span>an Weare<span>.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 50: </td> <td> Line 49: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The course has this title because of government requirements for the amount of physics and dynamics. A better title would be "Introduction to Meteorology"; as it covers all of the basics a major student needs in future classes. Not a GE class for some odd reason, but it's a fun class if you actually want to learn something about real meteorology. This class is taught by Shu-Hua Che<span>n, and the T.A. is Frank Anderso</span>n. The class isn't intended for non-scientists, so expect a decent amount of work if you take it. ["Transfer Students"]: you need to take this class at the same time as ATM 120. Don't worry, there's a lot of material overlap between the two. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The course has this title because of government requirements for the amount of physics and dynamics. A better title would be "Introduction to Meteorology"; as it covers all of the basics a major student needs in future classes. Not a GE class for some odd reason, but it's a fun class if you actually want to learn something about real meteorology. This class is taught by <span>Prof. </span>Shu-Hua Chen. The class isn't intended for non-scientists, so expect a decent amount of work if you take it. ["Transfer Students"]: you need to take this class at the same time as ATM 120. Don't worry, there's a lot of material overlap between the two. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 55: </td> <td> Line 54: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Weather Observation is probably the class in ATM with the lightest load. Since most students are taking 121B at the same time, this is a good thing. You talk about how to get observations, and where to find them on the internet. There's a good bit of interpretation of the current weather conditions, but forecasting is put off until 111 for the most part. Taught by Shu-Hua Chen in the Spring. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Weather Observation is probably the class in ATM with the lightest load. Since most students are taking 121B at the same time, this is a good thing. You talk about how to get observations, and where to find them on the internet. There's a good bit of interpretation of the current weather conditions, but forecasting is put off until 111 for the most part. Taught by <span>Prof. </span>Shu-Hua Chen in the Spring. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 58: </td> <td> Line 57: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This is the Forecasting Class. This is taken well after you finish 110, since it has the highest prerequisites of any upper-division course. This is where you put it all together and apply your knowledge as a student of the atmosphere. Study ranges from drawing surface plots to using the omega equation. Expect this to be a small class, since many graduate students choose not to take this one. Taught by Richard Grotjahn. </td> <td> <span>+</span> This is the Forecasting Class. This is taken well after you finish 110, since it has the highest prerequisites of any upper-division course. This is where you put it all together and apply your knowledge as a student of the atmosphere. Study ranges from drawing surface plots to using the omega equation. Expect this to be a small class, since many graduate students choose not to take this one. Taught by <span>Prof. </span>Richard Grotjahn. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 70: </td> <td> Line 69: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The beginning of the gritty details of weather forecasting, Thermodynamics covers most of the physics used in meteorology that is not fluid mechanics. There are basic differential equations which you don't need to worry about if you have any integral calculus at all. Also includes some neat stuff about droplet sizes and the theory and operation of Doppler radar. Taught by Bryan Weare. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The beginning of the gritty details of weather forecasting, Thermodynamics covers most of the physics used in meteorology that is not fluid mechanics. There are basic differential equations which you don't need to worry about if you have any integral calculus at all. Also includes some neat stuff about droplet sizes and the theory and operation of Doppler radar. Taught by <span>Prof. </span>Bryan Weare. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 72: </td> <td> Line 71: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Did you survive 120? Good. It's going to get tougher now. And I hope you remember your Taylor series. 121A is the basics of fluid dynamics as they occur in a compressible fluid, the atmosphere. The general theory and a few simplifications on the Navier-Stokes equations are covered. Don't worry, Terry Nathan is an excellent guide for these courses. Taught by Terry Nathan. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Did you survive 120? Good. It's going to get tougher now. And I hope you remember your Taylor series. 121A is the basics of fluid dynamics as they occur in a compressible fluid, the atmosphere. The general theory and a few simplifications on the Navier-Stokes equations are covered. Don't worry, Terry Nathan is an excellent guide for these courses. Taught by <span>Prof. </span>Terry Nathan. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 74: </td> <td> Line 73: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> So, after spring break, it pretty much picks up right where you left off in 121A. The equations start to become a lot more useful (or at least you've stared at them long enough they're starting to make some sense). Expect a lot more assumptions so that you can better apply the physics to everyday problems. Plus, you're almost done with the hard stuff. Taught by Terry Nathan. </td> <td> <span>+</span> So, after spring break, it pretty much picks up right where you left off in 121A. The equations start to become a lot more useful (or at least you've stared at them long enough they're starting to make some sense). Expect a lot more assumptions so that you can better apply the physics to everyday problems. Plus, you're almost done with the hard stuff. Taught by <span>Prof. </span>Terry Nathan. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 77: </td> <td> Line 76: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Instruments is the fun class with large amounts of lab time. It has much more lab than most classes, and students are expected to complete a project, observing the weather. This class also has field trips: all the way across the ["Highway 113" 113] to our ["weather" weather station]; often there's a trip to the [http://radar.wrh.noaa.gov/radar/latest/DS.p19r0/si.kdax.shtml Davis Doppler Radar] (WSR-88D). Taught by Kyaw Tha Paw U. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Instruments is the fun class with large amounts of lab time. It has much more lab than most classes, and students are expected to complete a project, observing the weather. This class also has field trips: all the way across the ["Highway 113" 113] to our ["weather" weather station]; often there's a trip to the [http://radar.wrh.noaa.gov/radar/latest/DS.p19r0/si.kdax.shtml Davis Doppler Radar] (WSR-88D). Taught by <span>Prof. </span>Kyaw Tha Paw U. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 80: </td> <td> Line 79: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Just when you thought you were done with the hard classes, you have to take this. It covers the radiation in the atmosphere, and how it transmits, reflects, refracts, scatters, and diffracts. Math intensive, and has an associated lab (which isn't incredibly important). Taught in Spring Quarter by Ruth Reck. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Just when you thought you were done with the hard classes, you have to take this. It covers the radiation in the atmosphere, and how it transmits, reflects, refracts, scatters, and diffracts. Math intensive, and has an associated lab (which isn't incredibly important). Taught in Spring Quarter by <span>Prof. </span>Ruth Reck. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 83: </td> <td> Line 82: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Biomet is where you get to learn about plants (animals too, but mainly plants) and how they interact with the atmosphere. There's a lot about how energy and water cycle between the biosphere and atmosphere. Not too difficult, but you learn more than you think you do -- the professor is very good at explaining the material and answering questions. Taught by K<span>.</span>T<span>.</span> Paw U with assistance from Rick Snyder. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Biomet is where you get to learn about plants (animals too, but mainly plants) and how they interact with the atmosphere. There's a lot about how energy and water cycle between the biosphere and atmosphere. Not too difficult, but you learn more than you think you do -- the professor is very good at explaining the material and answering questions. Taught by <span>Prof. </span>K<span>yaw </span>T<span>ha</span> Paw U with assistance from <span>Dr. </span>Rick Snyder. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 86: </td> <td> Line 85: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Taught by Tony Wexler from the Engineering department. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Taught by<span>&nbsp;Prof.</span> Tony Wexler from the Engineering department. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 89: </td> <td> Line 88: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This is a course which teaches the basics of numerical methods in Fortran. Its a lot more based in physical science than similar numerical methods over in EAD (115, 116). Not terribly exciting, unless you like computer programming a lot. Taught by Richard Grotjahn. </td> <td> <span>+</span> This is a course which teaches the basics of numerical methods in Fortran. Its a lot more based in physical science than similar numerical methods over in EAD (115, 116). Not terribly exciting, unless you like computer programming a lot. Taught by <span>Prof. </span>Richard Grotjahn. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 92: </td> <td> Line 91: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This class talks about the atmospheric boundary layer, also called the planetary boundary layer, which is basically the part of the atmosphere near the surface where friction/viscosity is important. Definitely uses the PDEs a lot. Taught by Ian Faloona. </td> <td> <span>+</span> This class talks about the atmospheric boundary layer, also called the planetary boundary layer, which is basically the part of the atmosphere near the surface where friction/viscosity is important. Definitely uses the PDEs a lot. Taught by <span>Prof. </span>Ian Faloona. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 95: </td> <td> Line 94: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This is an overview of the kinds of chemistry that goes on within the atmosphere, including some pollution topics. Learn about acid rain, the return of the Antarctic ozone layer, and oligomer chemistry within aerosols. The professor is compelling and well-organized, but expects the same level of organization from his students. Taught by Cort Anastasio. </td> <td> <span>+</span> This is an overview of the kinds of chemistry that goes on within the atmosphere, including some pollution topics. Learn about acid rain, the return of the Antarctic ozone layer, and oligomer chemistry within aerosols. The professor is compelling and well-organized, but expects the same level of organization from his students. Taught by <span>Prof. </span>Cort Anastasio. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Atmospheric Sciencehttp://daviswiki.org/Atmospheric_Science2009-06-02 04:03:29ErwanMonier <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Atmospheric Science<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||(Please fill in physical location(s))||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||Rm 141 Hoagland Hall||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||(530) 752-<span>NNNN</span>|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||(530) 752-<span>1406</span>|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||(530) 752-<span>NNNN</span>|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||(530) 752-<span>1793</span>|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The [http://atm.ucdavis.edu/ Atmospheric Science department] is commonly called ATM by people in the major. It is technically a part of the ["Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources"] (LAWR), but in many ways it is the most autonomous unit of that department.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The [http://atm.ucdavis.edu/ Atmospheric Science program], commonly called ATM program by people in the major, is one of the four academic programs of the ["Department of Land, Air and Water Resources"] (LAWR). The atmospheric science Bachelor of Science program conforms to the national accreditation standards set by the National Weather Service and the American Meteorological Society, while the Graduate Group in Atmospheric Science offers both the M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- They study just about anything about the atmosphere -- weather forecasting (meteorology), climate prediction, air quality and chemistry, and atmospheric dynamics. In addition, there are a lot of grad students studying biometeorology here in Davis -- things like measuring carbon (CO2) and moisture flux above a forest canopy. The biometeorology group cooperates with the University of Washington on the [http://depts.washington.edu/wrccrf/ Wind River Canopy Crane], a crane to study weather in the middle of an old-growth forest. Cool, huh?</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Atmospheric science is the study of the layer of air that surrounds the planet. It includes all weather phenomena, such as frontal systems and clouds, as well as severe weather events such as hurricanes and tornadoes. Concerns regarding the effects of human activity on the quality of the air we breathe, and on possible global warming are also central to this field of study. For this reason, the atmospheric science program is not just limited to weather forecasting (meteorology) but deals with fundamental physical processes that involve the general circulation of the atmosphere; mass and energy transfers at the planetary surface and within the atmosphere; solar and terrestrial radiation; atmospheric interaction with the biosphere; climate variations; air pollution meteorology; and developments in modern meteorological instrumentation.<br> + <br> + In addition to the numerous undergraduate students, the atmospheric science program hosts a large group of graduate students. The faculty have a wide range of backgrounds and interests but four specialty areas can be identified as the primary research programs at present: air quality meteorology; biometeorology and micrometeorology; boundary-layer and mesoscale meteorology; and large-scale and climate dynamics. The diverse and extensive backgrounds of the faculty allow opportunities for interdisciplinary training and research and students can place emphasis on graduate work in one or more fields.<br> + <br> + One example of research is the [http://depts.washington.edu/wrccrf/ Wind River Canopy Crane Research Facility] (WRCCRF) which offers a unique opportunity to investigate the turbulent exchange of Carbon Dioxide and Energy over an Old-Growth Pacific Northwest Rain Forest (500 years old).</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Atmospheric Sciencehttp://daviswiki.org/Atmospheric_Science2009-02-28 20:27:47JoePomidorfinally out of the asucd thicket <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Atmospheric Science<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 66: </td> <td> Line 66: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The beginning of the gritty details of weather forecasting, Thermodynamics covers most of the physics used in meteorology that is not fluid mechanics. There are basic differential equations which you don't need to worry about if you have any integral calculus at all. Also includes some neat stuff about droplet sizes and the theory and operation of <span>d</span>oppler radar. Taught by Bryan Weare. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The beginning of the gritty details of weather forecasting, Thermodynamics covers most of the physics used in meteorology that is not fluid mechanics. There are basic differential equations which you don't need to worry about if you have any integral calculus at all. Also includes some neat stuff about droplet sizes and the theory and operation of <span>D</span>oppler radar. Taught by Bryan Weare. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Atmospheric Sciencehttp://daviswiki.org/Atmospheric_Science2008-07-13 20:25:49MaryLieth <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Atmospheric Science<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Include(PhotoRequest)]]<br> + <br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Location(s)'''||<br> + ||(Please fill in physical location(s))||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Office Hours'''||<br> + ||(Please fill in administrative office hours)||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Phone'''||<br> + ||(530) 752-NNNN||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Fax'''||<br> + ||(530) 752-NNNN||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''E-mail'''||<br> + ||DEPARTMENTADDRESS@ucdavis.edu||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Web site'''||<br> + ||[http://atm.ucdavis.edu]||<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> They study just about anything about the atmosphere -- weather forecasting (meterology), climate prediction, air quality and chemistry, and atmospheric dynamics. In addition, there are a lot of grad students studying biometeorology here in Davis -- things like measuring carbon (CO2) and moisture flux above a forest canopy. The biometeorology group cooperates with the University of Washington on the [http://depts.washington.edu/wrccrf/ Wind River Canopy Crane], a crane to study weather in the middle of an old-growth forest. Cool, huh? </td> <td> <span>+</span> They study just about anything about the atmosphere -- weather forecasting (mete<span>o</span>rology), climate prediction, air quality and chemistry, and atmospheric dynamics. In addition, there are a lot of grad students studying biometeorology here in Davis -- things like measuring carbon (CO2) and moisture flux above a forest canopy. The biometeorology group cooperates with the University of Washington on the [http://depts.washington.edu/wrccrf/ Wind River Canopy Crane], a crane to study weather in the middle of an old-growth forest. Cool, huh? </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Studying weather sounds fun, but there are a lot of serious <span>math and </span>physics classes required to get government certification as a meterologist. Thus the major requires those classes. ["Environmental and Resource Sciences" ERS] is a good option for those who don't want to have to take Atmospheric Dynamics (121A and 121B) and still want to study weather. However, the true "weather nuts" stick out all of the hard classes, because you learn a lot about how complex atmosphere system actually works. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Studying weather sounds fun, but there are a lot of serious <span>["math"] and ["</span>physics<span>"]</span> classes required to get government certification as a mete<span>o</span>rologist. Thus the major requires those classes. ["Environmental and Resource Sciences" ERS] is a good option for those who don't want to have to take Atmospheric Dynamics (121A and 121B) and still want to study weather. However, the true "weather nuts" stick out all of the hard classes, because you learn a lot about how complex atmosphere system actually works. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''It's really a miracle that the weather models work at all, since there's so much unknown about the atmosphere. So please don't get mad at us when we blow a forecast occasionally.'' - ["BrentLaabs"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''It's really a miracle that the weather models work at all, since there's so much unknown about the atmosphere. So please don't get mad at us when we blow a forecast occasionally.'' - ["<span>Users/</span>BrentLaabs"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The major has a lot of quirky people. Three ["Students for an Orwellian Society" Orwellian] officers are in this department: MiniHeal, ["BrentLaabs" MiniLuv], and the Thought Police Chief. From 2003 to 2004, we had a undergrad who was nicknamed "Skreech" -- he also wrote most of the ["California Aggie"] weather forecasts those years. We have Jason Snyder who talks a lot about Vons, a Southern California supermarket. There's Dr. Dave Pyles a.k.a. ["Tarzan Guy"], a biometerology post-doc. We miss Dan Hodyss, a former grad student now in West Palm Beach, who brightened our days with lots of cynicism. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The major has a lot of quirky people. Three ["Students for an Orwellian Society" Orwellian] officers are in this department: MiniHeal, ["<span>Users/</span>BrentLaabs" MiniLuv], and the Thought Police Chief. From 2003 to 2004, we had a undergrad who was nicknamed "Skreech" -- he also wrote most of the ["California Aggie"] weather forecasts those years. We have Jason Snyder who talks a lot about Vons, a Southern California supermarket. There's Dr. Dave Pyles a.k.a. ["Tarzan Guy"], a biometerology post-doc. We miss Dan Hodyss, a former grad student now in West Palm Beach, who brightened our days with lots of cynicism. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 48: </td> <td> Line 63: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This class is taught annually by Dr. Ruth Reck. It deals with all aspects of climate change: land-use change, the hydrological cycle, effects on biology, paleoclimate, greenhouse ga<span>s</span>ses and aerosols, and effects on weather. It is taught as a seminar, where students read papers every week and are in charge of leading ~20 minute discussions on that paper. It's a challenging course as it different than most undergraduate students, but well worth the time for students in ATM and other fields. </td> <td> <span>+</span> This class is taught annually by Dr. Ruth Reck. It deals with all aspects of climate change: land-use change, the hydrological cycle, effects on biology, paleoclimate, greenhouse gases and aerosols, and effects on weather. It is taught as a seminar, where students read papers every week and are in charge of leading ~20 minute discussions on that paper. It's a challenging course as it different than most undergraduate students, but well worth the time for students in ATM and other fields. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Atmospheric Sciencehttp://daviswiki.org/Atmospheric_Science2008-04-13 01:27:55MattBlair <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Atmospheric Science<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Discusses our current climate, how it works, and how it is changing. Also covers "short-term climate" (interannual variability) such as El Ni<span>&amp;ntilde;</span>o/Southern Oscillation. Usually Brian Weare's class. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Discusses our current climate, how it works, and how it is changing. Also covers "short-term climate" (interannual variability) such as El Ni<span>ñ</span>o/Southern Oscillation. Usually Brian Weare's class. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Atmospheric Sciencehttp://daviswiki.org/Atmospheric_Science2008-04-13 01:05:44BrentLaabsadded info about other courses. i took everything except 149. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Atmospheric Science<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 63: </td> <td> Line 63: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ === ATM 133 - Biometeorology ===<br> + Biomet is where you get to learn about plants (animals too, but mainly plants) and how they interact with the atmosphere. There's a lot about how energy and water cycle between the biosphere and atmosphere. Not too difficult, but you learn more than you think you do -- the professor is very good at explaining the material and answering questions. Taught by K.T. Paw U with assistance from Rick Snyder.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 64: </td> <td> Line 66: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- And until I get around to adding the rest of the courses, here's the [http://atm.ucdavis.edu/student_resources/atm_classes.php catalog entry] for ATM.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ === ATM 149 - Air Pollution ===<br> + Taught by Tony Wexler from the Engineering department.<br> + <br> + === ATM 150 - Computer Methods in Physical Sciences ===<br> + This is a course which teaches the basics of numerical methods in Fortran. Its a lot more based in physical science than similar numerical methods over in EAD (115, 116). Not terribly exciting, unless you like computer programming a lot. Taught by Richard Grotjahn.<br> + <br> + === ATM 158 - Boundary-Layer Meteorology ===<br> + This class talks about the atmospheric boundary layer, also called the planetary boundary layer, which is basically the part of the atmosphere near the surface where friction/viscosity is important. Definitely uses the PDEs a lot. Taught by Ian Faloona.<br> + <br> + === ATM 160 - Atmospheric Chemistry ===<br> + This is an overview of the kinds of chemistry that goes on within the atmosphere, including some pollution topics. Learn about acid rain, the return of the Antarctic ozone layer, and oligomer chemistry within aerosols. The professor is compelling and well-organized, but expects the same level of organization from his students. Taught by Cort Anastasio.<br> + <br> + For an index of the graduate courses and more info, here's the [http://atm.ucdavis.edu/student_resources/atm_classes.php catalog entry] for ATM.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Atmospheric Sciencehttp://daviswiki.org/Atmospheric_Science2008-04-13 00:22:10BrentLaabsupdated <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Atmospheric Science<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The major has a lot of quirky people. Three ["Students for an Orwellian Society" Orwellian] officers are in this department: MiniHeal, ["BrentLaabs" MiniLuv], and the Thought Police Chief. From 2003 to 2004, we had a undergrad who was nicknamed "Skreech" -- he also wrote most of the ["California Aggie"] weather forecasts those years. We have Jason Snyder who talks a lot about Vons, a Southern California supermarket. There's Dr. Dave Pyles <span>who's startin</span>g<span>&nbsp;his own commune</span>, <span>Elusis.</span> We<span>&nbsp;miss Dan Hodyss</span>, <span>a former </span>g<span>rad student now in West Palm Beach, who brightened our days with lots of cynicism.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> The major has a lot of quirky people. Three ["Students for an Orwellian Society" Orwellian] officers are in this department: MiniHeal, ["BrentLaabs" MiniLuv], and the Thought Police Chief. From 2003 to 2004, we had a undergrad who was nicknamed "Skreech" -- he also wrote most of the ["California Aggie"] weather forecasts those years. We have Jason Snyder who talks a lot about Vons, a Southern California supermarket. There's Dr. Dave Pyles <span>a.k.a. ["Tarzan Guy"], a biometerolo</span>g<span>y post-doc. We miss Dan Hodyss</span>, <span>a former grad student now in</span> We<span>st Palm Beach</span>, <span>who bri</span>g<span>htened our days with lots of cynicism.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The "cool" hangout place is Hoagland Hall 124, the department computer lab. The lab is open only to people in LAWR (ie. ATM, HYD, SSC, ERS majors). </td> <td> <span>+</span> The "cool" hangout place is Hoagland Hall 124, the department computer lab. The lab is open only to people in LAWR (i<span>.</span>e. ATM, HYD, SSC, ERS majors). </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 42: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The lab part of 111. The time where you get your homework pari<span>t</span>ally done during class. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The lab part of 111. The time where you get your homework par<span>t</span>ially done during class. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 45: </td> <td> Line 45: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Hasn't been taught in a while. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Hasn't been taught in a <span>long </span>while. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 48: </td> <td> Line 48: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- This hasn't been offered in a while, though Ruth Reck may teach this class in the future.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ This class is taught annually by Dr. Ruth Reck. It deals with all aspects of climate change: land-use change, the hydrological cycle, effects on biology, paleoclimate, greenhouse gasses and aerosols, and effects on weather. It is taught as a seminar, where students read papers every week and are in charge of leading ~20 minute discussions on that paper. It's a challenging course as it different than most undergraduate students, but well worth the time for students in ATM and other fields.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 53: </td> <td> Line 53: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Did you survive 120? Good. It's going to get tougher now. And I hope you remember your Taylor series. 121A is the basics of fluid dynamics as they occur in a compressible fluid, the atmosphere. The general theory and a few simplifications on the Navier-Stokes equations are covered. Don't worry, Terry Nathan is an excellent guide for these courses. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Did you survive 120? Good. It's going to get tougher now. And I hope you remember your Taylor series. 121A is the basics of fluid dynamics as they occur in a compressible fluid, the atmosphere. The general theory and a few simplifications on the Navier-Stokes equations are covered. Don't worry, Terry Nathan is an excellent guide for these courses.<span>&nbsp;Taught by Terry Nathan.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 55: </td> <td> Line 55: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> So, after spring break, it pretty much picks up right where you left off in 121A. The equations start to become a lot more useful (or at least you've stared at them long enough they're starting to make some sense). Expect a lot more assumptions so that you can better apply the physics to everyday problems. Plus, you're almost done with the hard stuff. </td> <td> <span>+</span> So, after spring break, it pretty much picks up right where you left off in 121A. The equations start to become a lot more useful (or at least you've stared at them long enough they're starting to make some sense). Expect a lot more assumptions so that you can better apply the physics to everyday problems. Plus, you're almost done with the hard stuff.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;Taught by Terry Nathan.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Atmospheric Sciencehttp://daviswiki.org/Atmospheric_Science2007-03-02 22:45:16JabberWokkymv "Cool" hangout to Culture, chopped login suggestion (compromise) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Atmospheric Science<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The department is headquartered in ["Hoagland Hall"], though a few people are over in ["Plant and Environmental Sciences Building" PES] or elsewhere. The usual hangout room is Hoagland Hall 151, the department lounge/study space, where a fridge, sofas, white boards, work tables and computers allow students to work, relax and socialize.<span>&nbsp;The "cool" hangout place is Hoagland Hall 124, the department computer lab. The lab is open only to people in LAWR (ie. ATM, HYD, SSC, ERS majors), so maybe get one of the majors to sign you on if your really need to use a computer.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> The department is headquartered in ["Hoagland Hall"], though a few people are over in ["Plant and Environmental Sciences Building" PES] or elsewhere. The usual hangout room is Hoagland Hall 151, the department lounge/study space, where a fridge, sofas, white boards, work tables and computers allow students to work, relax and socialize. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + The "cool" hangout place is Hoagland Hall 124, the department computer lab. The lab is open only to people in LAWR (ie. ATM, HYD, SSC, ERS majors).</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Atmospheric Sciencehttp://daviswiki.org/Atmospheric_Science2007-03-02 22:41:52JabberWokkyRestored Culture section, mv del quote to Culture (may be acceptable there?) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Atmospheric Science<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The department is headquartered in ["Hoagland Hall"], though a few people are over in ["Plant and Environmental Sciences Building" PES] or elsewhere. The usual hangout room is Hoagland Hall 151, the department lounge/study space, where a fridge, sofas, white boards, work tables and computers allow students to work, relax and socialize.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The department is headquartered in ["Hoagland Hall"], though a few people are over in ["Plant and Environmental Sciences Building" PES] or elsewhere. The usual hangout room is Hoagland Hall 151, the department lounge/study space, where a fridge, sofas, white boards, work tables and computers allow students to work, relax and socialize. The "cool" hangout place is Hoagland Hall 124, the department computer lab. The lab is open only to people in LAWR (ie. ATM, HYD, SSC, ERS majors), so maybe get one of the majors to sign you on if your really need to use a computer.<br> + <br> + = Culture =<br> + <br> + ''It's really a miracle that the weather models work at all, since there's so much unknown about the atmosphere. So please don't get mad at us when we blow a forecast occasionally.'' - ["BrentLaabs"]<br> + <br> + The major has a lot of quirky people. Three ["Students for an Orwellian Society" Orwellian] officers are in this department: MiniHeal, ["BrentLaabs" MiniLuv], and the Thought Police Chief. From 2003 to 2004, we had a undergrad who was nicknamed "Skreech" -- he also wrote most of the ["California Aggie"] weather forecasts those years. We have Jason Snyder who talks a lot about Vons, a Southern California supermarket. There's Dr. Dave Pyles who's starting his own commune, Elusis. We miss Dan Hodyss, a former grad student now in West Palm Beach, who brightened our days with lots of cynicism.<br> + <br> + And if life isn't exciting enough with all of these interesting people, there's always a thunderstorm to chase.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Atmospheric Sciencehttp://daviswiki.org/Atmospheric_Science2006-10-05 15:38:36ErwanMonier <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Atmospheric Science<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The department is headquartered in ["Hoagland Hall"], though a few people are over in ["Plant and Environmental Sciences Building" PES] or elsewhere. The usual hangout room is Hoagland Hall 151, the department lounge/study space, where <span>so</span>f<span>as, a </span>f<span>ridge and 4 computers allows students to</span> work, relax and socialize. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The department is headquartered in ["Hoagland Hall"], though a few people are over in ["Plant and Environmental Sciences Building" PES] or elsewhere. The usual hangout room is Hoagland Hall 151, the department lounge/study space, where <span>a </span>f<span>ridge, so</span>f<span>as, white boards,</span> work<span>&nbsp;tables and computers allow students to work</span>, relax and socialize. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Atmospheric Sciencehttp://daviswiki.org/Atmospheric_Science2006-10-05 15:36:08ErwanMonier <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Atmospheric Science<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''It's really a miracle that the weather models work at all, since there's so much unknown about the atmosphere. So please don't get mad at us when we blow a forecast occasionally.'' - ["BrentLaabs"]<br> - <br> - The department is headquartered in ["Hoagland Hall"], though a few people are over in ["Plant and Environmental Sciences Building" PES] or elsewhere. The "cool" hangout place is Hoagland Hall 124, the department computer lab. The lab is open only to people in LAWR (ie. ATM, HYD, SSC, ERS majors), so maybe get one of the majors to sign you on if your really need to use a computer.<br> - <br> - = Culture =<br> - The major has a lot of quirky people. Three ["Students for an Orwellian Society" Orwellian] officers are in this department: MiniHeal, ["BrentLaabs" MiniLuv], and the Thought Police Chief. From 2003 to 2004, we had a undergrad who was nicknamed "Skreech" -- he also wrote most of the ["California Aggie"] weather forecasts those years. We have Jason Snyder who talks a lot about Vons, a Southern California supermarket. There's Dr. Dave Pyles who's starting his own commune, Elusis. We miss Dan Hodyss, a former grad student now in West Palm Beach, who brightened our days with lots of cynicism.<br> - <br> - And if life isn't exciting enough with all of these interesting people, there's always a thunderstorm to chase.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The department is headquartered in ["Hoagland Hall"], though a few people are over in ["Plant and Environmental Sciences Building" PES] or elsewhere. The usual hangout room is Hoagland Hall 151, the department lounge/study space, where sofas, a fridge and 4 computers allows students to work, relax and socialize.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Atmospheric Sciencehttp://daviswiki.org/Atmospheric_Science2005-11-19 21:16:47BrentLaabsa few more courses described <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Atmospheric Science<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> They study just about anything about the atmosphere -- weather forecasting (meterology), climate prediction, air quality and chemistry, and atmospheric dynamics. In addition, there are a lot of grad students studying biometeorolgy here in Davis -- things like measuring carbon (CO2) and moisture flux above a forest canopy. C<span>ool</span>, huh? </td> <td> <span>+</span> They study just about anything about the atmosphere -- weather forecasting (meterology), climate prediction, air quality and chemistry, and atmospheric dynamics. In addition, there are a lot of grad students studying biometeorol<span>o</span>gy here in Davis -- things like measuring carbon (CO2) and moisture flux above a forest canopy. <span>The biometeorology group cooperates with the University of Washington on the [http://depts.washington.edu/wrccrf/ Wind River </span>C<span>anopy Crane]</span>, <span>a crane to study weather in the middle of an old-growth forest. Cool, </span>huh? </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ == Lower Division ==<br> + === ATM 5 - Global Climate ===<br> + Discusses our current climate, how it works, and how it is changing. Also covers "short-term climate" (interannual variability) such as El Ni&amp;ntilde;o/Southern Oscillation. Usually Brian Weare's class.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The lower division classes are:<br> - * 5. Global Climate - talks about our current climate, how it works, and how it is changing.<br> - * 6. [http://atm.ucdavis.edu/student_resources/atm_classes/atm6.php Atmospheric Chemistry] - a new class -- I think they talk about pollution.<br> - * 10. [http://atm.ucdavis.edu/student_resources/atm_classes/atm10.php Severe Weather] - the most meteorology-oriented GE class, it covers basic weather patterns and more severe storms.<br> - * 30. Topics in Atmospheric Science - ?<br> - * 60. Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics - The course has this title because of government requirements for the amount of physics and dynamics. A better title would be "Introduction to Meteorology"; as it covers all of the basics a major student needs in future classes. Not a GE class for some odd reason, but it's a fun class if you actually want to learn something about real meteorology.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ === ATM 6 - Atmospheric Chemistry ===<br> + [http://atm.ucdavis.edu/student_resources/atm_classes/atm6.php Atmospheric Chemistry] is a new class -- I think they talk about pollution.<br> + === ATM 10 - Severe and Unusual Weather ===<br> + [http://atm.ucdavis.edu/student_resources/atm_classes/atm10.php Severe Weather] is the most meteorology-oriented GE class, it covers basic weather patterns and more severe storms. It also skims through some optical phenomena such as rainbows and mirages, but the majority of the class is spent discussing weather events such as tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, and heat waves. The class could be taught by anyone in the department, and varies highly depending on who teaches it. Spring and Fall.<br> + === ATM 30 - Topics in Atmospheric Science ===<br> + This class also depends a whole lot on who teaches it -- the topic of the class will be announced at the beginning. Offered every once in a while, depending on stuff.<br> + === ATM 60 - Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics ===<br> + The course has this title because of government requirements for the amount of physics and dynamics. A better title would be "Introduction to Meteorology"; as it covers all of the basics a major student needs in future classes. Not a GE class for some odd reason, but it's a fun class if you actually want to learn something about real meteorology. This class is taught by Shu-Hua Chen, and the T.A. is Frank Anderson. The class isn't intended for non-scientists, so expect a decent amount of work if you take it. ["Transfer Students"]: you need to take this class at the same time as ATM 120. Don't worry, there's a lot of material overlap between the two.<br> + <br> + == Upper Division ==<br> + <br> + === ATM 110 - Weather Observation and Analysis ===<br> + Weather Observation is probably the class in ATM with the lightest load. Since most students are taking 121B at the same time, this is a good thing. You talk about how to get observations, and where to find them on the internet. There's a good bit of interpretation of the current weather conditions, but forecasting is put off until 111 for the most part. Taught by Shu-Hua Chen in the Spring.<br> + <br> + === ATM 111 - Weather Analysis and Prediction ===<br> + This is the Forecasting Class. This is taken well after you finish 110, since it has the highest prerequisites of any upper-division course. This is where you put it all together and apply your knowledge as a student of the atmosphere. Study ranges from drawing surface plots to using the omega equation. Expect this to be a small class, since many graduate students choose not to take this one. Taught by Richard Grotjahn.<br> + <br> + === 111L - Weather Analysis and Prediction Laboratory ===<br> + The lab part of 111. The time where you get your homework paritally done during class.<br> + <br> + === 115. Hydroclimatology ===<br> + Hasn't been taught in a while.<br> + <br> + === 116. Climate Change ===<br> + This hasn't been offered in a while, though Ruth Reck may teach this class in the future.<br> + <br> + === ATM 120 - Atmospheric Thermodynamics and Cloud Physics ===<br> + The beginning of the gritty details of weather forecasting, Thermodynamics covers most of the physics used in meteorology that is not fluid mechanics. There are basic differential equations which you don't need to worry about if you have any integral calculus at all. Also includes some neat stuff about droplet sizes and the theory and operation of doppler radar. Taught by Bryan Weare.<br> + === ATM 121A - Atmospheric Dynamics ===<br> + Did you survive 120? Good. It's going to get tougher now. And I hope you remember your Taylor series. 121A is the basics of fluid dynamics as they occur in a compressible fluid, the atmosphere. The general theory and a few simplifications on the Navier-Stokes equations are covered. Don't worry, Terry Nathan is an excellent guide for these courses.<br> + === ATM 121B. Atmospheric Dynamics ===<br> + So, after spring break, it pretty much picks up right where you left off in 121A. The equations start to become a lot more useful (or at least you've stared at them long enough they're starting to make some sense). Expect a lot more assumptions so that you can better apply the physics to everyday problems. Plus, you're almost done with the hard stuff.<br> + <br> + === ATM 124. Meteorological Instruments and Observations ===<br> + Instruments is the fun class with large amounts of lab time. It has much more lab than most classes, and students are expected to complete a project, observing the weather. This class also has field trips: all the way across the ["Highway 113" 113] to our ["weather" weather station]; often there's a trip to the [http://radar.wrh.noaa.gov/radar/latest/DS.p19r0/si.kdax.shtml Davis Doppler Radar] (WSR-88D). Taught by Kyaw Tha Paw U.<br> + <br> + === ATM 128 - Radiation and Satellite Meteorology ===<br> + Just when you thought you were done with the hard classes, you have to take this. It covers the radiation in the atmosphere, and how it transmits, reflects, refracts, scatters, and diffracts. Math intensive, and has an associated lab (which isn't incredibly important). Taught in Spring Quarter by Ruth Reck.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Atmospheric Sciencehttp://daviswiki.org/Atmospheric_Science2005-11-19 17:20:58KateWatermannomenclature <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Atmospheric Science<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Studying weather sounds fun, but there are a lot of serious math and physics classes required to get government certification as a meterologist. Thus the major requires those classes. ["Environmental and Resource Science" ERS] is a good option for those who don't want to have to take Atmospheric Dynamics (121A and 121B) and still want to study weather. However, the true "weather nuts" stick out all of the hard classes, because you learn a lot about how complex atmosphere system actually works. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Studying weather sounds fun, but there are a lot of serious math and physics classes required to get government certification as a meterologist. Thus the major requires those classes. ["Environmental and Resource Science<span>s</span>" ERS] is a good option for those who don't want to have to take Atmospheric Dynamics (121A and 121B) and still want to study weather. However, the true "weather nuts" stick out all of the hard classes, because you learn a lot about how complex atmosphere system actually works. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Atmospheric Sciencehttp://daviswiki.org/Atmospheric_Science2005-06-10 23:42:36ErwanMonier <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Atmospheric Science<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * 6. Atmospheric Chemistry - a new class -- I think they talk about pollution.<br> <span>-</span> * 10. Severe Weather - the most meteorology-oriented GE class, it covers basic weather patterns and more severe storms. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * 6. <span>[http://atm.ucdavis.edu/student_resources/atm_classes/atm6.php </span>Atmospheric Chemistry<span>]</span> - a new class -- I think they talk about pollution.<br> <span>+</span> * 10. <span>[http://atm.ucdavis.edu/student_resources/atm_classes/atm10.php </span>Severe Weather<span>]</span> - the most meteorology-oriented GE class, it covers basic weather patterns and more severe storms. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Atmospheric Sciencehttp://daviswiki.org/Atmospheric_Science2005-06-10 23:41:09ErwanMonier <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Atmospheric Science<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> And until I get around to adding the rest of the courses, here's the [http://<span>regis</span>t<span>rar</span>.ucdavis.edu/<span>UCDW</span>e<span>bCa</span>t<span>alog/p</span>r<span>ogram</span>s<span>/ATM/ATMc</span>ourses.h<span>tml</span> catalog entry] for ATM. </td> <td> <span>+</span> And until I get around to adding the rest of the courses, here's the [http://<span>a</span>t<span>m</span>.ucdavis.edu/<span>stud</span>e<span>n</span>t<span>_</span>r<span>e</span>sour<span>ces/atm_clas</span>ses.<span>p</span>h<span>p</span> catalog entry] for ATM. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Atmospheric Sciencehttp://daviswiki.org/Atmospheric_Science2005-05-01 04:22:45BrentLaabsadded a few classes <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Atmospheric Science<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The [http://atm.ucdavis.edu/ Atmospheric Science department] is commonly called ATM by people in the major. They study just about anything about the <span>department</span> -- weather forecasting (meterology), climate prediction, air quality and chemistry, and atmospheric dynamics. In addition, there are a lot of grad students studying biometeorolgy here in Davis -- things like measuring carbon (CO2) and moisture flux above a forest canopy. Cool, huh? </td> <td> <span>+</span> The [http://atm.ucdavis.edu/ Atmospheric Science department] is commonly called ATM by people in the major. <span>It is technically a part of the ["Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources"] (LAWR), but in many ways it is the most autonomous unit of that department.<br> + <br> + </span>They study just about anything about the <span>atmosphere</span> -- weather forecasting (meterology), climate prediction, air quality and chemistry, and atmospheric dynamics. In addition, there are a lot of grad students studying biometeorolgy here in Davis -- things like measuring carbon (CO2) and moisture flux above a forest canopy. Cool, huh? </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The major has a lot of quirky people. Three ["Students for an Orwellian Society" Orwellian] officers are in this department: MiniHeal, ["BrentLaabs" MiniLuv], and the Thought Police Chief. From 2003 to 2004, we had a undergrad who was nicknamed "Skree<span>t</span>ch" -- he also wrote most of the ["California Aggie"] weather forecasts those years. We have Jason Snyder who talks a lot about Vons, a Southern California supermarket. There's Dr. Dave Pyles who's starting his own commune, Elusis. We miss Dan Hodyss, a former grad student now in West Palm Beach, who brightened our days with lots of cynicism. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The major has a lot of quirky people. Three ["Students for an Orwellian Society" Orwellian] officers are in this department: MiniHeal, ["BrentLaabs" MiniLuv], and the Thought Police Chief. From 2003 to 2004, we had a undergrad who was nicknamed "Skreech" -- he also wrote most of the ["California Aggie"] weather forecasts those years. We have Jason Snyder who talks a lot about Vons, a Southern California supermarket. There's Dr. Dave Pyles who's starting his own commune, Elusis. We miss Dan Hodyss, a former grad student now in West Palm Beach, who brightened our days with lots of cynicism. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + = Classes =<br> + <br> + The lower division classes are:<br> + * 5. Global Climate - talks about our current climate, how it works, and how it is changing.<br> + * 6. Atmospheric Chemistry - a new class -- I think they talk about pollution.<br> + * 10. Severe Weather - the most meteorology-oriented GE class, it covers basic weather patterns and more severe storms.<br> + * 30. Topics in Atmospheric Science - ?<br> + * 60. Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics - The course has this title because of government requirements for the amount of physics and dynamics. A better title would be "Introduction to Meteorology"; as it covers all of the basics a major student needs in future classes. Not a GE class for some odd reason, but it's a fun class if you actually want to learn something about real meteorology.<br> + <br> + And until I get around to adding the rest of the courses, here's the [http://registrar.ucdavis.edu/UCDWebCatalog/programs/ATM/ATMcourses.html catalog entry] for ATM.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Atmospheric Sciencehttp://daviswiki.org/Atmospheric_Science2005-03-22 12:32:03AmeliaCarlsonRevert to version dated 2004-12-03 16:11:11. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Atmospheric Science<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The[[nbsp]][http://atm.ucdavis.edu/ Atmospheric Science department][[nbsp]]is[[nbsp]]commonly[[nbsp]]called[[nbsp]]ATM[[nbsp]]by[[nbsp]]people[[nbsp]]in[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]major.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]They[[nbsp]]study[[nbsp]]just[[nbsp]]about[[nbsp]]anything[[nbsp]]about[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]department[[nbsp]]--[[nbsp]]weather[[nbsp]]forecasting[[nbsp]](meterology),[[nbsp]]climate[[nbsp]]prediction,[[nbsp]]air[[nbsp]]quality[[nbsp]]and[[nbsp]]chemistry,[[nbsp]]and[[nbsp]]atmospheric[[nbsp]]dynamics.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]In[[nbsp]]addition,[[nbsp]]there[[nbsp]]are[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]lot[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]grad[[nbsp]]students[[nbsp]]studying[[nbsp]]biometeorolgy[[nbsp]]here[[nbsp]]in[[nbsp]]Davis[[nbsp]]--[[nbsp]]things[[nbsp]]like[[nbsp]]measuring[[nbsp]]carbon[[nbsp]](CO2)[[nbsp]]and[[nbsp]]moisture[[nbsp]]flux[[nbsp]]above[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]forest[[nbsp]]canopy.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]Cool,[[nbsp]]huh?</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The [http://atm.ucdavis.edu/ Atmospheric Science department] is commonly called ATM by people in the major. They study just about anything about the department -- weather forecasting (meterology), climate prediction, air quality and chemistry, and atmospheric dynamics. In addition, there are a lot of grad students studying biometeorolgy here in Davis -- things like measuring carbon (CO2) and moisture flux above a forest canopy. Cool, huh?</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Studying[[nbsp]]weather[[nbsp]]sounds[[nbsp]]fun,[[nbsp]]but[[nbsp]]there[[nbsp]]are[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]lot[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]serious[[nbsp]]math[[nbsp]]and[[nbsp]]physics[[nbsp]]classes[[nbsp]]required[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]get[[nbsp]]government[[nbsp]]certification[[nbsp]]as[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]meterologist.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]Thus[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]major[[nbsp]]requires[[nbsp]]those[[nbsp]]classes.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]["Environmental and Resource Science" ERS][[nbsp]]is[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]good[[nbsp]]option[[nbsp]]for[[nbsp]]those[[nbsp]]who[[nbsp]]don't[[nbsp]]want[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]have[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]take[[nbsp]]Atmospheric[[nbsp]]Dynamics[[nbsp]](121A[[nbsp]]and[[nbsp]]121B)[[nbsp]]and[[nbsp]]still[[nbsp]]want[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]study[[nbsp]]weather.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]However,[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]true[[nbsp]]"weather[[nbsp]]nuts"[[nbsp]]stick[[nbsp]]out[[nbsp]]all[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]hard[[nbsp]]classes,[[nbsp]]because[[nbsp]]you[[nbsp]]learn[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]lot[[nbsp]]about[[nbsp]]how[[nbsp]]complex[[nbsp]]atmosphere[[nbsp]]system[[nbsp]]actually[[nbsp]]works.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Studying weather sounds fun, but there are a lot of serious math and physics classes required to get government certification as a meterologist. Thus the major requires those classes. ["Environmental and Resource Science" ERS] is a good option for those who don't want to have to take Atmospheric Dynamics (121A and 121B) and still want to study weather. However, the true "weather nuts" stick out all of the hard classes, because you learn a lot about how complex atmosphere system actually works.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''It's[[nbsp]]really[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]miracle[[nbsp]]that[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]weather[[nbsp]]models[[nbsp]]work[[nbsp]]at[[nbsp]]all,[[nbsp]]since[[nbsp]]there's[[nbsp]]so[[nbsp]]much[[nbsp]]unknown[[nbsp]]about[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]atmosphere.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]So[[nbsp]]please[[nbsp]]don't[[nbsp]]get[[nbsp]]mad[[nbsp]]at[[nbsp]]us[[nbsp]]when[[nbsp]]we[[nbsp]]blow[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]forecast[[nbsp]]occasionally.''[[nbsp]]-[[nbsp]]["BrentLaabs" BrentLaabs]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''It's really a miracle that the weather models work at all, since there's so much unknown about the atmosphere. So please don't get mad at us when we blow a forecast occasionally.'' - ["BrentLaabs"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The[[nbsp]]department[[nbsp]]is[[nbsp]]headquartered[[nbsp]]in[[nbsp]]["Hoagland Hall" Hoagland_Hall],[[nbsp]]though[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]few[[nbsp]]people[[nbsp]]are[[nbsp]]over[[nbsp]]in[[nbsp]]["Plant and Environmental Sciences Building" PES][[nbsp]]or[[nbsp]]elsewhere.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]The[[nbsp]]"cool"[[nbsp]]hangout[[nbsp]]place[[nbsp]]is[[nbsp]]Hoagland[[nbsp]]Hall[[nbsp]]124,[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]department[[nbsp]]computer[[nbsp]]lab.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]The[[nbsp]]lab[[nbsp]]is[[nbsp]]open[[nbsp]]only[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]people[[nbsp]]in[[nbsp]]LAWR[[nbsp]](ie.[[nbsp]]ATM,[[nbsp]]HYD,[[nbsp]]SSC,[[nbsp]]ERS[[nbsp]]majors),[[nbsp]]so[[nbsp]]maybe[[nbsp]]get[[nbsp]]one[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]majors[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]sign[[nbsp]]you[[nbsp]]on[[nbsp]]if[[nbsp]]your[[nbsp]]really[[nbsp]]need[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]use[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]computer.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The department is headquartered in ["Hoagland Hall"], though a few people are over in ["Plant and Environmental Sciences Building" PES] or elsewhere. The "cool" hangout place is Hoagland Hall 124, the department computer lab. The lab is open only to people in LAWR (ie. ATM, HYD, SSC, ERS majors), so maybe get one of the majors to sign you on if your really need to use a computer.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The[[nbsp]]major[[nbsp]]has[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]lot[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]quirky[[nbsp]]people.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]Three[[nbsp]]["Students for an Orwellian Society" Orwellian][[nbsp]]officers[[nbsp]]are[[nbsp]]in[[nbsp]]this[[nbsp]]department:[[nbsp]]MiniHeal,[[nbsp]]["BrentLaabs" MiniLuv],[[nbsp]]and[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]Thought[[nbsp]]Police[[nbsp]]Chief.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]From[[nbsp]]2003[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]2004,[[nbsp]]we[[nbsp]]had[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]undergrad[[nbsp]]who[[nbsp]]was[[nbsp]]nicknamed[[nbsp]]"Skreetch"[[nbsp]]--[[nbsp]]he[[nbsp]]also[[nbsp]]wrote[[nbsp]]most[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]["California Aggie" California_Aggie][[nbsp]]weather[[nbsp]]forecasts[[nbsp]]those[[nbsp]]years.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]We[[nbsp]]have[[nbsp]]Jason[[nbsp]]Snyder[[nbsp]]who[[nbsp]]talks[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]lot[[nbsp]]about[[nbsp]]Vons,[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]Southern[[nbsp]]California[[nbsp]]supermarket.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]There's[[nbsp]]Dr.[[nbsp]]Dave[[nbsp]]Pyles[[nbsp]]who's[[nbsp]]starting[[nbsp]]his[[nbsp]]own[[nbsp]]commune,[[nbsp]]Elusis.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]We[[nbsp]]miss[[nbsp]]Dan[[nbsp]]Hodyss,[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]former[[nbsp]]grad[[nbsp]]student[[nbsp]]now[[nbsp]]in[[nbsp]]West[[nbsp]]Palm[[nbsp]]Beach,[[nbsp]]who[[nbsp]]brightened[[nbsp]]our[[nbsp]]days[[nbsp]]with[[nbsp]]lots[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]cynicism.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The major has a lot of quirky people. Three ["Students for an Orwellian Society" Orwellian] officers are in this department: MiniHeal, ["BrentLaabs" MiniLuv], and the Thought Police Chief. From 2003 to 2004, we had a undergrad who was nicknamed "Skreetch" -- he also wrote most of the ["California Aggie"] weather forecasts those years. We have Jason Snyder who talks a lot about Vons, a Southern California supermarket. There's Dr. Dave Pyles who's starting his own commune, Elusis. We miss Dan Hodyss, a former grad student now in West Palm Beach, who brightened our days with lots of cynicism.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> And<span>[[nbsp]]</span>if<span>[[nbsp]]</span>life<span>[[nbsp]]</span>isn't<span>[[nbsp]]</span>exciting<span>[[nbsp]]</span>enough<span>[[nbsp]]</span>with<span>[[nbsp]]</span>all<span>[[nbsp]]</span>of<span>[[nbsp]]</span>these<span>[[nbsp]]</span>interesting<span>[[nbsp]]</span>people,<span>[[nbsp]]</span>there's<span>[[nbsp]]</span>always<span>[[nbsp]]</span>a<span>[[nbsp]]</span>thunderstorm<span>[[nbsp]]</span>to<span>[[nbsp]]</span>chase. </td> <td> <span>+</span> And<span>&nbsp;</span>if<span>&nbsp;</span>life<span>&nbsp;</span>isn't<span>&nbsp;</span>exciting<span>&nbsp;</span>enough<span>&nbsp;</span>with<span>&nbsp;</span>all<span>&nbsp;</span>of<span>&nbsp;</span>these<span>&nbsp;</span>interesting<span>&nbsp;</span>people,<span>&nbsp;</span>there's<span>&nbsp;</span>always<span>&nbsp;</span>a<span>&nbsp;</span>thunderstorm<span>&nbsp;</span>to<span>&nbsp;</span>chase. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Atmospheric Sciencehttp://daviswiki.org/Atmospheric_Science2005-03-22 10:39:25RobertMorrisAll Rights Reversed <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Atmospheric Science<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The [http://atm.ucdavis.edu/ Atmospheric Science department] is commonly called ATM by people in the major. They study just about anything about the department -- weather forecasting (meterology), climate prediction, air quality and chemistry, and atmospheric dynamics. In addition, there are a lot of grad students studying biometeorolgy here in Davis -- things like measuring carbon (CO2) and moisture flux above a forest canopy. Cool, huh?</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The[[nbsp]][http://atm.ucdavis.edu/ Atmospheric Science department][[nbsp]]is[[nbsp]]commonly[[nbsp]]called[[nbsp]]ATM[[nbsp]]by[[nbsp]]people[[nbsp]]in[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]major.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]They[[nbsp]]study[[nbsp]]just[[nbsp]]about[[nbsp]]anything[[nbsp]]about[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]department[[nbsp]]--[[nbsp]]weather[[nbsp]]forecasting[[nbsp]](meterology),[[nbsp]]climate[[nbsp]]prediction,[[nbsp]]air[[nbsp]]quality[[nbsp]]and[[nbsp]]chemistry,[[nbsp]]and[[nbsp]]atmospheric[[nbsp]]dynamics.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]In[[nbsp]]addition,[[nbsp]]there[[nbsp]]are[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]lot[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]grad[[nbsp]]students[[nbsp]]studying[[nbsp]]biometeorolgy[[nbsp]]here[[nbsp]]in[[nbsp]]Davis[[nbsp]]--[[nbsp]]things[[nbsp]]like[[nbsp]]measuring[[nbsp]]carbon[[nbsp]](CO2)[[nbsp]]and[[nbsp]]moisture[[nbsp]]flux[[nbsp]]above[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]forest[[nbsp]]canopy.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]Cool,[[nbsp]]huh?</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Studying weather sounds fun, but there are a lot of serious math and physics classes required to get government certification as a meterologist. Thus the major requires those classes. ["Environmental and Resource Science" ERS] is a good option for those who don't want to have to take Atmospheric Dynamics (121A and 121B) and still want to study weather. However, the true "weather nuts" stick out all of the hard classes, because you learn a lot about how complex atmosphere system actually works.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Studying[[nbsp]]weather[[nbsp]]sounds[[nbsp]]fun,[[nbsp]]but[[nbsp]]there[[nbsp]]are[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]lot[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]serious[[nbsp]]math[[nbsp]]and[[nbsp]]physics[[nbsp]]classes[[nbsp]]required[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]get[[nbsp]]government[[nbsp]]certification[[nbsp]]as[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]meterologist.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]Thus[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]major[[nbsp]]requires[[nbsp]]those[[nbsp]]classes.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]["Environmental and Resource Science" ERS][[nbsp]]is[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]good[[nbsp]]option[[nbsp]]for[[nbsp]]those[[nbsp]]who[[nbsp]]don't[[nbsp]]want[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]have[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]take[[nbsp]]Atmospheric[[nbsp]]Dynamics[[nbsp]](121A[[nbsp]]and[[nbsp]]121B)[[nbsp]]and[[nbsp]]still[[nbsp]]want[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]study[[nbsp]]weather.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]However,[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]true[[nbsp]]"weather[[nbsp]]nuts"[[nbsp]]stick[[nbsp]]out[[nbsp]]all[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]hard[[nbsp]]classes,[[nbsp]]because[[nbsp]]you[[nbsp]]learn[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]lot[[nbsp]]about[[nbsp]]how[[nbsp]]complex[[nbsp]]atmosphere[[nbsp]]system[[nbsp]]actually[[nbsp]]works.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''It's really a miracle that the weather models work at all, since there's so much unknown about the atmosphere. So please don't get mad at us when we blow a forecast occasionally.'' - ["BrentLaabs"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''It's[[nbsp]]really[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]miracle[[nbsp]]that[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]weather[[nbsp]]models[[nbsp]]work[[nbsp]]at[[nbsp]]all,[[nbsp]]since[[nbsp]]there's[[nbsp]]so[[nbsp]]much[[nbsp]]unknown[[nbsp]]about[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]atmosphere.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]So[[nbsp]]please[[nbsp]]don't[[nbsp]]get[[nbsp]]mad[[nbsp]]at[[nbsp]]us[[nbsp]]when[[nbsp]]we[[nbsp]]blow[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]forecast[[nbsp]]occasionally.''[[nbsp]]-[[nbsp]]["BrentLaabs" BrentLaabs]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The department is headquartered in ["Hoagland Hall"], though a few people are over in ["Plant and Environmental Sciences Building" PES] or elsewhere. The "cool" hangout place is Hoagland Hall 124, the department computer lab. The lab is open only to people in LAWR (ie. ATM, HYD, SSC, ERS majors), so maybe get one of the majors to sign you on if your really need to use a computer.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The[[nbsp]]department[[nbsp]]is[[nbsp]]headquartered[[nbsp]]in[[nbsp]]["Hoagland Hall" Hoagland_Hall],[[nbsp]]though[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]few[[nbsp]]people[[nbsp]]are[[nbsp]]over[[nbsp]]in[[nbsp]]["Plant and Environmental Sciences Building" PES][[nbsp]]or[[nbsp]]elsewhere.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]The[[nbsp]]"cool"[[nbsp]]hangout[[nbsp]]place[[nbsp]]is[[nbsp]]Hoagland[[nbsp]]Hall[[nbsp]]124,[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]department[[nbsp]]computer[[nbsp]]lab.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]The[[nbsp]]lab[[nbsp]]is[[nbsp]]open[[nbsp]]only[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]people[[nbsp]]in[[nbsp]]LAWR[[nbsp]](ie.[[nbsp]]ATM,[[nbsp]]HYD,[[nbsp]]SSC,[[nbsp]]ERS[[nbsp]]majors),[[nbsp]]so[[nbsp]]maybe[[nbsp]]get[[nbsp]]one[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]majors[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]sign[[nbsp]]you[[nbsp]]on[[nbsp]]if[[nbsp]]your[[nbsp]]really[[nbsp]]need[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]use[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]computer.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The major has a lot of quirky people. Three ["Students for an Orwellian Society" Orwellian] officers are in this department: MiniHeal, ["BrentLaabs" MiniLuv], and the Thought Police Chief. From 2003 to 2004, we had a undergrad who was nicknamed "Skreetch" -- he also wrote most of the ["California Aggie"] weather forecasts those years. We have Jason Snyder who talks a lot about Vons, a Southern California supermarket. There's Dr. Dave Pyles who's starting his own commune, Elusis. We miss Dan Hodyss, a former grad student now in West Palm Beach, who brightened our days with lots of cynicism.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The[[nbsp]]major[[nbsp]]has[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]lot[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]quirky[[nbsp]]people.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]Three[[nbsp]]["Students for an Orwellian Society" Orwellian][[nbsp]]officers[[nbsp]]are[[nbsp]]in[[nbsp]]this[[nbsp]]department:[[nbsp]]MiniHeal,[[nbsp]]["BrentLaabs" MiniLuv],[[nbsp]]and[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]Thought[[nbsp]]Police[[nbsp]]Chief.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]From[[nbsp]]2003[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]2004,[[nbsp]]we[[nbsp]]had[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]undergrad[[nbsp]]who[[nbsp]]was[[nbsp]]nicknamed[[nbsp]]"Skreetch"[[nbsp]]--[[nbsp]]he[[nbsp]]also[[nbsp]]wrote[[nbsp]]most[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]["California Aggie" California_Aggie][[nbsp]]weather[[nbsp]]forecasts[[nbsp]]those[[nbsp]]years.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]We[[nbsp]]have[[nbsp]]Jason[[nbsp]]Snyder[[nbsp]]who[[nbsp]]talks[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]lot[[nbsp]]about[[nbsp]]Vons,[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]Southern[[nbsp]]California[[nbsp]]supermarket.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]There's[[nbsp]]Dr.[[nbsp]]Dave[[nbsp]]Pyles[[nbsp]]who's[[nbsp]]starting[[nbsp]]his[[nbsp]]own[[nbsp]]commune,[[nbsp]]Elusis.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]We[[nbsp]]miss[[nbsp]]Dan[[nbsp]]Hodyss,[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]former[[nbsp]]grad[[nbsp]]student[[nbsp]]now[[nbsp]]in[[nbsp]]West[[nbsp]]Palm[[nbsp]]Beach,[[nbsp]]who[[nbsp]]brightened[[nbsp]]our[[nbsp]]days[[nbsp]]with[[nbsp]]lots[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]cynicism.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- And if life isn't exciting enough with all of these interesting people, there's always a thunderstorm to chase.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ And[[nbsp]]if[[nbsp]]life[[nbsp]]isn't[[nbsp]]exciting[[nbsp]]enough[[nbsp]]with[[nbsp]]all[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]these[[nbsp]]interesting[[nbsp]]people,[[nbsp]]there's[[nbsp]]always[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]thunderstorm[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]chase.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Atmospheric Sciencehttp://daviswiki.org/Atmospheric_Science2004-12-03 16:11:11BrentLaabsYay! my department rocks! <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Atmospheric Science<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ The [http://atm.ucdavis.edu/ Atmospheric Science department] is commonly called ATM by people in the major. They study just about anything about the department -- weather forecasting (meterology), climate prediction, air quality and chemistry, and atmospheric dynamics. In addition, there are a lot of grad students studying biometeorolgy here in Davis -- things like measuring carbon (CO2) and moisture flux above a forest canopy. Cool, huh?<br> + <br> + Studying weather sounds fun, but there are a lot of serious math and physics classes required to get government certification as a meterologist. Thus the major requires those classes. ["Environmental and Resource Science" ERS] is a good option for those who don't want to have to take Atmospheric Dynamics (121A and 121B) and still want to study weather. However, the true "weather nuts" stick out all of the hard classes, because you learn a lot about how complex atmosphere system actually works.<br> + <br> + ''It's really a miracle that the weather models work at all, since there's so much unknown about the atmosphere. So please don't get mad at us when we blow a forecast occasionally.'' - ["BrentLaabs"]<br> + <br> + The department is headquartered in ["Hoagland Hall"], though a few people are over in ["Plant and Environmental Sciences Building" PES] or elsewhere. The "cool" hangout place is Hoagland Hall 124, the department computer lab. The lab is open only to people in LAWR (ie. ATM, HYD, SSC, ERS majors), so maybe get one of the majors to sign you on if your really need to use a computer.<br> + <br> + = Culture =<br> + The major has a lot of quirky people. Three ["Students for an Orwellian Society" Orwellian] officers are in this department: MiniHeal, ["BrentLaabs" MiniLuv], and the Thought Police Chief. From 2003 to 2004, we had a undergrad who was nicknamed "Skreetch" -- he also wrote most of the ["California Aggie"] weather forecasts those years. We have Jason Snyder who talks a lot about Vons, a Southern California supermarket. There's Dr. Dave Pyles who's starting his own commune, Elusis. We miss Dan Hodyss, a former grad student now in West Palm Beach, who brightened our days with lots of cynicism.<br> + <br> + And if life isn't exciting enough with all of these interesting people, there's always a thunderstorm to chase.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div>