Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences

Meteorology 227 - Computational Meteorology

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Class Description

An introduction to computer programming using both FORTRAN and Python with focus on meteorological applications. Emphasis on basics of good programming techniques and style through extensive practice in top-down design, writing, running, and debugging small programs. Topics include operations and functions, selective execution, repetitive execution, arrays, input/output, file processing, and subprograms. This course is designed for majors.


  • Credit or enrollment in Mteor 206
  • Credit or enrollment in Phys 221

Dave Flory

Meet the Instructor

Dave Flory
Teaching Professor
3101 Agronomy Hall
Phone: (515) 294-0264
Office Hours: By Appointment
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Class News & Updates

Fall 2023 - Welcome back!

Classes start on Monday, August 21. See you in class.

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Important Dates

September 4: University Holiday - No Class
November 20-24: Thanksgiving break
December 4: Senior Research Symposium
Tentative Final Exam Date: Wednesday, December 14, 7:30-9:30 am.