Synoptic-Dynamic Meteorology Lab Manual

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Synoptic-Dynamic Meteorology Lab Manual

Visual Exercises to Complement Midlatitude Synoptic Meteorology
Gary Lackmann
Brian E. Mapes
Kevin R. Tyle
Copyright: 2017
ISBN: 978-1-878220-26-4
List Price: $80.00

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Pages: 126
Publisher: American Meteorological Society
Edition: First
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One of the greatest challenges facing atmospheric science instructors is helping students link theoretical and mathematical concepts to the real atmosphere. The past decade has been characterized by remarkable advances in meteorological observation, computing techniques, and data-visualization technology. However, the benefit of these advances can only be fully realized with the introduction of a systematic, applied approach to meteorological education that allows well-established theoretical concepts to be used with modernized observational and numerical datasets. This lab manual is a tool designed just for this purpose; it links theoretical concepts with groundbreaking visualization to elucidate concepts taught in the award-winning companion textbook by Gary Lackmann, Midlatitude Synoptic Meteorology. When used in concert with Lackmann’s book and the companion CD of lecture slides, this lab manual will guide students in using contemporary observational and visualization techniques to provide in-depth understanding of fundamental concepts and serve as a catalyst for student-led innovation and application. With topics considered in an order that reinforces and builds upon new knowledge in meteorological observation and analysis, these materials will help students to deepen their understanding and put this understanding into practice.

Gary Lackmann

Gary Lackmann is a professor of atmospheric sciences in the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences at North Carolina State University. Previously, Dr. Lackmann served as a faculty member at SUNY College at Brockport, a postdoctoral scholar at McGill University in Montreal, and a research meteorologist with the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He was a student at the University of Washington and at the University at Albany. Dr. Lackmann has worked at NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Lab in Seattle, and has undertaken extensive collaborations with the National Weather Service. He won an award for collaborative applied research with NOAA (2003), and received the LeRoy and Elva Martin Award for Teaching Excellence at North Carolina State University (2004).

Brian E. Mapes

Brian E. Mapes is professor of atmospheric sciences at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences of the University of Miami.

Kevin R. Tyle

Kevin R. Tyle is a senior programmer analyst in the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences at the University at Albany, State University of New York.