Sciences 441/503 Fall 2007
Atmospheric Motions I
Professor Cecilia Bitz
Attend lectures. The lectures indicate the topics the instructor believes are most challenging and important. Valuable example problems will be worked in class and in small groups. Animations and computer exercises will be shown during lecture that may be part of future exams. Lecture notes cannot possibly contain everything important that the instructor says and make no attempt to repeat material that is covered comprehensively in the textbook. Occasionally material will be given in lecture that is not in the textbook or lecture notes and you will be expected to know it. Bring the lecture notes to class and write on them.
problems rarely present an obvious approach, otherwise someone else
would have solved it already. This class will exercise your ability to
solve such problems. An excellent source on how
to solve problems in physics (or meteorology) by Dan Styer
may offer some help. We will work problems together in class for
questions with your classmates outside
of class. Work in
groups on homework. Go to office hours or email the instructor when you
need help. Don't be afraid to ask questions in class. Use anonymous
email if you feel uncomfortable asking a question or wish to
anonymously communicate some helpful feedback to the instructor.