Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences

Meteorology 311 - Introduction to Synoptic Meteorology

HPC Surface Plot
Latest surface analysis from the Weather Prediction Center.

Class Description

This course will introduce students to synoptic meteorology and prepare them to obtain, analyze, and interpret weather data from surface, upper air, and satellite data to a degree sufficient to make reasonably accurate forecasts and assist others in their forecasting.


  • Mteor 301

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

This Week in Class

Thickness and the Thermal Wind

IDV Analysis Bundles

The new IDV bundles can be found by following 'Weather Links' in the left menu bar.

Weather News

Daily Weather Story

Click the image to see the most recent NWS weather story for central Iowa.

Important Dates

September 29: Midterm Exam
November 18: Senior Research Symposium
Tentative Final Exam Date: Wednesday, November 25, 9:45-11:45am.