SCCC

Grant Campus
Introduction to Weather - MET 101  

(Updated: Apr 30, 2014)

Spring 2014

Professor Jeffrey Tongue (Adjunct Assistant Professor of Earth and Space Sciences),

MET-101 Course Information:

Textbook:

         On Line Textbook 

Suffolk Bookstore

OTHER INFORMATION:


COMPUTER WEATHER LAB! (Kestrel Instructions)

Review Questions for "An Inconvenient Truth"

Lab 0 - The Metric System & Weather and the Internet

Lab 1 - Vertical Profile of the Atmosphere

Lab 2 - Energy Budget - Satellite Imagery:

Lab 3 - Temperature:
            - - Monthly Temperature for New York City    (More Details are Here)
            - - Hourly Temperature Data   (alternate site)
            - - Static Plot Surface Temperature
            - - Interactive Plot of Surface Temperature
            - - Isotherm Analysis

Lab 4 (Part 1) (Part2) - Moisture and Stability:

Lab 5- Precipitation and Weather Radar

Lab 6 - Pressure / Wind

Lab 7 - Global Circulation - Local Weather Observation - Islip - Farmingdale
    Global Circulation: World Satellite Imagery (alternate data source: Infrared)

Lab 8 (attachment) - Weather Analysis - Islip - Farmingdale
    - Surface Data Plots
    - Surface Analysis (12Z)

Lab 9, (PDF), MAP-The Norwegian Cyclone Model/Fronts (Answers to Maps)

Local Weather Observation - Islip - Farmingdale

  1. Analyses of Temperature, Dew Point, Isobars, etc
  2. Satellite/Clouds
  3. U.S. State Map
  4. Current Surface Front Analysis
  5. Radar Summary (Sensible Weather) - Animated Loop

Lab 10 - Severe Weather - - Local Weather Observation - Islip - Farmingdale

  1. The Enhanced Fujita Intensity Scale
  2. Deadliest Tornadoes

Lab 11 - Hurricanes - - Local Weather Observation - Islip - Farmingdale

  1. World Tropical Cyclones (Currently)
  2. The National Hurricane Center (Tropical Prediction Center) - Miami, FL
  3. Past Storms:
  4. Frequently Asked Questions About Hurricanes
  5. Dr. William Gray's Forecast
  6. Lat/Long Distance Calculator
  7. Sea Level Rise ......(Alternate)
  8. Sandy:
    1. http://www.erh.noaa.gov/okx/StormEvents/storm10292012.html 
    2. http://www.weather.gov/okx/HurricaneSandy 

Lab 12 - Weather Analysis and Forecasting

Local Weather - Islip - Farmingdale

STEP 1 - Analysis ......(Temperature, Moisture, Pressure, Air Masses, Fronts, Sensible Weather)

  1. Analyses of Temperature, Dew Point, Isobars, etc      (alternate site - Project DataStreme Page)
  2. Satellite/Clouds
  3. Current Surface Front Analysis or NWS Surface Analysis
  4. Radar Summary (Sensible Weather)

STEP 2 - Forecasting...

Numerical Models: National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) - Model Guidance:

Model Area = Global Forecast System (GFS) Use the latest 12 UTC Model Cycle and Select "namer":

UPPER AIR PARMS: 200_wnd_ht (for Ridges and Troughs)

  1. Tomorrow at 18Z (the 030 Forecast Hour)
  2. Two days at 18Z (the 054 Forecast Hour)
  3. Three days at 18Z (the 078 Forecast Hour)

SFC-LAYER PARMS: 850_temp_mslp_precip (for Advection, Precipitation and Surface Wind)

  1. Tomorrow at 18Z (the 030 Forecast Hour)
  2. Two days at 18Z (the 054 Forecast Hour)
  3. Three days at 18Z (the 078 Forecast Hour)

Manual Forecasts Maps:

National Weather Service


Additional LINKS:

Current Weather:
    - DataStreme Project

    - National Weather Service Offices:
        - - New York City - Local Forecast
        - - Other Areas