AOSC 201: Weather and Climate Laboratory

Course Description: This is a 1 credit lab that supplements the course material in AOSC 200 Weather and Climate. Weekly lab exercises will cover a range of topics including weather observations, weather map analysis, use of the Internet, forecasting practice and climate modeling.

 

Textbook:

       

Weather and Climate Laboratory Manual 1st Edition

by Canty and Sluka

ISBN: 978-1-4652-5717-8

Having the textbook is a requirement. Lab forms in any other format will not be accepted.

You will need a calculator to complete some of the assignments (yes, there will be math).

AOSC 201 taken with AOSC 200 satisfies the general education requirements for distributed studies natural sciences with lab

 

 

Instructors: 

 

Name Email Office Office Hours
Hannah Daley [protected e-mail] ATL 3416  
Sarah Howard [protected e-mail] ATL 3416  
Abby Sebol [protected e-mail] ATL 3416  
Ben Woods [protected e-mail] ATL 3416  

 

Laboratory Sections: all labs are held in CSS 3426

 

Section Day/Time

Instructor

0101 Tue. 3:30-5:20 pm Hannah Daley
0102 Wed. 10:00-11:50 am Abby Sebol
0103 Fri. 10:00-11:50 am Sarah Howard
0104 Wed. 4:00-5:50 pm Hannah Daley
0105 Mon. 2:00-3:50 pm Ben Woods
0106 Tue. 10:00-11:50 am Abby Sebol
0107 Mon. 10:00-11:50 am Sarah Howard
0108 Fri. 2:00-3:50 pm Ben Woods

 

Attendance Policy:  

Attendance is required and each lab will be completed in class. When calculating your grade, we will drop the lowest lab score. The first time you miss a lab (for whatever reason) this will be considered your lowest grade and the score will be dropped. If you miss a second lab, you may be allowed to make it up under the following circumstances:

Sickness: A note from a health practioner is required. Self written notes will not be accepted. Excessive attempts

Time conflict: Lab make-ups may be allowed under exceptional circumstances such as funerals, religious observances, participation in university activities. Verifiable documentation is required.

To make-up a lab in a different lab section you must get permission from BOTH instructors beforehand.

If you are ill or have a conflict, you must let your instructor know before lab.

Students who notify the TA of a conflict after class has met will not be allowed to make it up. Students have no more than one week to make arrangements for a make-up. We will not allow students to make up labs once we have handed back the graded labs to the rest of the class.

Your lab instructor will go over the lab at the beginning of each class. If you are excessively late you will not be allowed to take the lab.

If you miss a third lab, you will not be allowed to make it up under any circumstances. No exceptions.

We reserve the right to refuse lab make-ups to anyone at any time.

For more information regarding your rights as a student, please visit the following website:

http://www.ugst.umd.edu/courserelatedpolicies.html

 

Grades:

There are 12 total lab exercises. Each lab will be graded out of a possible 50 points. The lowest score will be dropped.

Here's how letter grades will be assigned:

 

Points Letter Grade
98 100 A+
92 97.9 A
90 91.9 A
88 89.9 B+
82 87.9 B
80 81.9 B
78 79.9 C+
72 77.9 C
70 71.9 C
68 69.9 D+
62 67.9 D
60 61.9 D
below 59.9 F

 

Academic Accommodations: 

 

If you have a documented disability, you should contact Accessibility & Disability Services (0106 Shoemaker Hall).  Each semester students with documented disabilities should apply to ADS for accommodation request forms which you provide to your professors as proof of your eligibility for accommodations.  More information can be found on the ADS website:

https://www.counseling.umd.edu/ads/

 

Religious Observances: 

 

The University System of Maryland policy provides that students should not be penalized because of observances of their religious beliefs, students shall be given an opportunity, whenever feasible, to make up within a reasonable time any academic assignment that is missed due to individual participation in religious observances.  It is the responsibility of the student to inform the instructor of any intended absences for religious observances in advance.  Notice should be provided as soon as possible but no later than the end of the schedule adjustment period.  Prior notification is especially important in connection with final exams, since failure to reschedule a final exam before the conclusion of the final examination period may result in loss of credits during the semester.

 

 

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