• Professor, Atmospheric Sciences

Current Courses

Spring 2022

  • ATMOS 5100-001
    Atmospheric Dynamics
    Location: WBB 820 (WBB 820)
  • ATMOS 5810-014
    Experential Learning II
  • ATMOS 6910-014
    Grad/Special Topics

Fall 2021

Summer 2021

Professional Organizations

  • American Meteorological Societ. 01/01/2019 - present. Position : Fellow.

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.
  • ATMOS 6910/7910 - 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