ATMS 748 Grad Atmospheric Instrumentation [main page] [assignments] [notes 2016 notes 2018].

 

 

Week 6: 24 February

Students should be working on their instrument presentations for Assignment 1. Presentations will start on February 25.

CLASS STARTS AT 2:25 PM ON TUESDAY
SO THAT WE CAN WATCH THIS WEBINAR TOGETHER.
Student presentations commence thereafter.

Seminar/Webinar on Tuesday at 2:30-3:30 pm LST

National Center for Atmospheric Science Seminar/Webinar
http://ucarconnect.ucar.edu/live

Turbulence in complex terrain: insights from the Perdigão field campaign

by Professor Julie Lundquist
Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences University of Colorado, Boulder


Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Reno Time

Link to Seminar Announcement

 

 

Related Information

Electronic version of the projects manual we use in class.

Expresspcb software for drawing circuit diagrams.
Use the Classic Software link.
Remove the Expresspcb folder in the documents directory and replace it with this one to get the custom components like Teensy.
Add the Arduino custom component to Express Schematic by unzipping this file and placing the contents in the custom components library.
Add the analog pressure sensor custom component to Express Schematic by unzipping this file and placing the contents in the custom components library.
The Teensy pinout diagram is here.

 

 

 

 

 

Week 5: 17 February

Work on parts 5 and 6 of assignment 2, pressure sensor and digital infrared sensor.
Tuesday we will go through use of the Expresspcb software to make circuit schematics.

Students should be working on their instrument presentations for Assignment 1. Presentations will start on February 27.

Related Information

Electronic version of the projects manual we use in class.

Expresspcb software for drawing circuit diagrams.
Use the Classic Software link.
Remove the Expresspcb folder in the documents directory and replace it with this one to get the custom components like Teensy.
Add the Arduino custom component to Express Schematic by unzipping this file and placing the contents in the custom components library.
Add the analog pressure sensor custom component to Express Schematic by unzipping this file and placing the contents in the custom components library.
The Teensy pinout diagram is here.

 

 

 

Week 4: 10 February

Work on parts 3 and 4 of assignment 2.

Presentations on these sensors
TMP36  
Thermistor 

Students should be working on their instrument presentations for Assignment 1. Presentations will start on February 27.

Here's the link to the Endnote cloud-based reference database and management program.
Do steps 1 and 2
.

Related Information

Electronic version of the projects manual we use in class.

Expresspcb software for drawing circuit diagrams.
Use the Classic Software link.
Remove the Expresspcb folder in the documents directory and replace it with this one to get the custom components like Teensy.
The Teensy pinout diagram is here.

 

 

 

Week 3: 3 February

 

 

Finish working on assignment 2 in class, and begin assignment 3.

Here's the link to the Endnote cloud-based reference database and management program.
Do steps 1 and 2
.

Tuesday: Discussed report writing, using Endnote Online for reference management, figure preparation, equations, and report structure, and started part 2 of Assignment 2.

Related Information

UNR weather station graphs of the last 7 days

Electronic version of the projects manual we use in class.

Can we beat the O3 smog problem? A tale of two cities.
Atmospheric Science Talk Friday February 7th at 2 pm
Location: SLH 3


Saturday February 1st. Click for larger version.

 

Week 2: 27 January

Continue working on assignment 2 in class.
If you haven't done so, choose an instrument for presenting for assignment 1.

Tuesday: Worked on the response time measurement of photodiodes.

 

 

Related information.

Kirchoff's circuit rules.

Sky at 1:30 pm local time on 24 Jan 2020.

 

 

Week 1: 20 January

Thursday:

Begin to work with light detection using a photoresistor using LEDs as lights. Demonstrated time varying signals with measurements using the oscilloscopes and the Arduino. Used a low pass filter (capacitor) to change the response time of the LED circuit. Briefly introduced the voltage divider as a simple way to measure a variable resistor.

Tuesday:

Measurements include the value and the uncertainty - room temperature example. Introductions, assignments, and started Arduino for assignment 2 with breadboarding and meter use. Click image for larger version.

 

Introductions and orientation.
Places to learn about what is going on in this class:
Daily Notes (here).
Calendar.
The first two assignments have been posted. Assignment 1. Assignment 2.
Syllabus.
Webcampus.

Meteorological data to ponder (thanks to Chris for sharing).

Example of Small Business Innovation Research Request for Proposals with Meteorological Components.

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.

First we will look at microcontrollers to acquire atmospheric data (Arduino as an implementation).

We will work with analog to digital conversion with the Arduino.
Here's the notes, click image for larger version.

We will with work with electronics,
looking at the internal resistance of our digital volt meters,
doing bread boarding, discussion of circuits, and started with the Arduino/Teensy microcontrollers.

Click on image for larger version.



[How to write lab report]

Example lab report

ALL WILL WORK TOGETHER FOR A COMMON PURPOSE: To study the atmosphere from many perspectives!

HOME STUDY THE FOLLOWING:

Useful Presentations Collected from Others.
Microcontroller fundamentals.
What is Arduino, view 1?
What is Arduino, view 2?
Spark fun intro to Arduino.
Spark fun data collection with high altitude balloons.
Maker and Arduino philosophy.

Related information.

Kirchoff's circuit rules.

Meaurement uncertainty and local backup.