• Professor, Atmospheric Sciences

Current Courses

Fall 2020

  • ATMOS 5810-014
    Experential Learning II
  • ATMOS 6910-014
    Grad/Special Topics

Summer 2020

Spring 2020

Teaching Philosophy

I teach both graduate and undergraduate-level courses. I believe the success of students in the class is most important. I view successful teaching as an important component of being successful in my career as an atmospheric scientist. I won an Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award from College of Mines and Earth Sciences, University of Utah in 2012.  

Courses I Teach

  • ATMOS 5000 - Atmospheric Sciences   (http://www.inscc.utah.edu/~pu/5000/5000.html)
    This course provides an intermediate-level introduction to the atmospheric sciences for both atmospheric science majors and other scientists and engineers. Topics include the structure of atmosphere, atmospheric thermodynamics, cloud physics, radiative transfer, and atmospheric dynamics. This course is the first of a series of theoretical and practical courses that you will take to qualify yourself as a meteorologist or atmospheric scientist. Students in other related majors will also gain a comprehensive background in atmospheric sciences from this class.
  • ATMOS 5100 - Atmospheric Dynamics   (http://www.inscc.utah.edu/~pu/dynamic.htm)
    Introduction to atmospheric fluid dynamics, including fundamental forces, conservation laws, governing equations, circulation and vorticity.
  • ATMOS 6500/5500 - Numerical Weather Prediction   (http://www.inscc.utah.edu/~u0439327/6500.htm)
    Solid foundation in atmospheric modeling and numerical weather prediction: numerical methods for partial differential equations, an introduction to physical parameterizations, modern data assimilation, and predictability.