ATMS 360 Atmospheric Instrumentation [main page] [assignments] [presentations] [previous notes 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020].


 

Week 6: 1 March

Students volunteer to share their diurnally averaged data for August 2020, and bring questions to class.
Continue with assignment 7 on use of temperature measurements in our area to diagnose atmospheric stability.

Make the additional diurnal plots for February 2020. Example diurnal plot.

Demonstrate the web of science for finding references, and putting them in EndNote online, and use of the Endnote plugin for Microsoft Word to manage your references.

Reno as a valley subject to cold pools.
Lapse rate definition.

Begin discussing homework 8.

Related information.

Related topic, aerosol air pollution measurements made from the top of the Physics building.

Presentation on thermistor temperature sensors as a commonly used type of sensor.

Aerosol mass concentration (PM2.5) for Reno in 2020 as an image and spreadsheet.

 

Week 5: 22 February

Continue with assignment 7 on use of temperature measurements in our area to diagnose atmospheric stability.
Do the 24 hr average analysis for the meteorological variables.

Reno as a valley subject to cold pools.
Lapse rate definition.

Related information.

Related topic, aerosol air pollution measurements made from the top of the Physics building.

Presentation on thermistor temperature sensors as a commonly used type of sensor.

Aerosol mass concentration (PM2.5) for Reno in 2020 as an image and spreadsheet.

 

 

Week 4: 15 February

Continue with assignment 7 on use of temperature measurements in our area to diagnose atmospheric stability.

Reno as a valley subject to cold pools.
Lapse rate definition.
Notes for assignment 7 (OneNote format).

Related information.

Related topic, aerosol air pollution measurements made from the top of the Physics building.

Presentation on thermistor temperature sensors as a commonly used type of sensor.

Aerosol mass concentration (PM2.5) for Reno in 2020 as an image and spreadsheet.

 

 

Week 3: 8 February


Assignments.
Continue with assignment 6 on weather radar observations.
National Weather Service radar website.

Begin assignment 7 on use of temperature measurements in our area to diagnose atmospheric stability.
Be sure that you're ready to go with Excel. We will be using data from the UNR and DRI weather stations.
We will start with a discussion of weather stations and about 'lapse rate and stability'.
Related topic, aerosol air pollution measurements made from the top of the Physics building;
use Google Earth to illustrate the location of the Reno weather balloon launch facility in relation to the valley floor (what part of the atmosphere is missed by the weather balloon data).
Example morning atmospheric sounding for Reno. Soundings from the Univ of Wyoming site.

Presentation on thermistor temperature sensors as a commonly used type of sensor.

Aerosol mass concentration (PM2.5) for Reno in 2020 as an image and spreadsheet.

Reminder of Required and Recommended Software:
1. Zoom online class interface.
2. Excel and Word. Available for students and faculty here. Sign in with your UNR netID and download Office to your computer. We will import data using the text wizard: Excel:File:Options, then check this box.
3. Google Earth available here.
4. Anaconda distribution of Python available here. We may use 'Spider' to edit and run Python programs.
5. You can use Matlab or any other program if you want, for data and graphical analysis, in addition to using Excel.

Related information.

Invitation to participate in the UNR Meteorology Club Meetings Mondays at noon.

Climate update for our region.

 

Week 2: 1 February


Assignments.
Assignment 6 on weather radar observations.

Weather radar presentation as powerpoint and as a pdf document for understanding radar and dbZ.

Reminder of Required and Recommended Software:
1. Zoom online class interface.
2. Excel and Word. Available for students and faculty here. Sign in with your UNR netID and download Office to your computer. We will import data using the text wizard: Excel:File:Options, then check this box.
3. Google Earth available here.
4. Anaconda distribution of Python available here. We may use 'Spider' to edit and run Python programs.
5. You can use Matlab or any other program if you want, for data and graphical analysis, in addition to using Excel.

Related information.

Invitation to participate in the UNR Meteorology Club Meetings Mondays at noon.

Climate update for our region.

 

 

Week 1: 25 January

Monday Class:

Introductions and orientation.
Places to learn about what is going on in this class:
Daily Notes (here).
Calendar.
Assignments.
Assignment 1-5 have been posted. Review all assignments.
Syllabus.
Webcampus.

Required and Recommended Software:
1. Zoom online class interface.
2. Excel and Word. Available for students and faculty here. Sign in with your UNR netID and download Office to your computer. We will import data using the text wizard: Excel:File:Options, then check this box.
3. Google Earth available here.
4. Anaconda distribution of Python available here. We may use 'Spider' to edit and run Python programs.
5. You can use Matlab or any other program if you want, for data and graphical analysis, in addition to using Excel.

 

Related information.

Atmospheric Instruments used at the DOE ARM meteorological/climate studies sites.

Meaurement uncertainty and local backup.

How to keep a lab notebook to record what you do and help in lab report writing.
a. Make a table of contents at the back.
b. Number the pages so you can add entries to the table of content.
Discussion of lab notebooking from CU.

How to write lab report