Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences

Meteorology 407/507 - Mesoscale Dynamic Meteorology

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Class Description

This course explores mesoscale and storm-scale phenomena with an emphasis on the dynamics of these phenomena, and numerical relationships applicable to them. Mesoscale observation networks and modeling are also examined.

Bill Gallus

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Bill Gallus
Professor of Meteorology
3025 Agronomy Hall
Phone: (515) 294-2270
Office Hours: W 1-3pm

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Important Dates

January 12: First 407/507 class
Jan 12-14: Instructor away -- Guest lecturer
January 21: 507 Class project topics due
February 11: 507 Project proposal due
February 25: 407&507 Exam 1
March 8: 1-2 page 507 Progress Report due
March 14-18: Spring break
March 29: 407&507 Exam 2
March 31-Apr 2: NWA Severe Storms Conference in DSM (class encouraged to attend)
April 3: Likely date of main semester exam
April 7: Instructor away -- Guest lecturer
April 14: Instructor away -- Guest lecturer
April 19: Instructor away -- Guest lecturer
April 21: 407 Exam 3 (no exam for 507 students)
April 22: 407 Questions due electronically
April 25: 507 Class project written report due
May 3 (9:45-10:45 am): 507 Class project presentations