Atmospheric DynamicsLocation: WBB 820 (WBB 820)
Experential Learning II
- American Meteorological Societ. 01/01/2019 - present. Position : Fellow.
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.
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.
Introduction to atmospheric fluid dynamics, including fundamental forces, conservation laws, governing equations, circulation and vorticity.
Numerical Weather Prediction
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.
Graduate Special Topics
- Individual or Group study on the following topics: 1) Advanced data assimilation 2) Ensemble forecasting and Predictability 3) Extreme weather systems 4) Mesoscale dynamics, modeling, and predictability 5) Observing system simulation experiments 6) Big data and machine learning 7) Land-Atmosphere coupling and data assimilation 8) Boundary layer and parameterization