METR 4370 Advanced Atmospheric Dynamics
Class : T, Th 9:30am - 10:45pm at C336
Instructor : Dr. Shing Yoh
Office : C315
Office Phone : 908 737 3692
Department Phone : 908 737 3690
Email Address: email@example.com
Office Hour : M 2-3pm; T,W,Th 11 a.m.-12:30p.m. and 2-3:30pm, other hours by appointment
METR 3370 Atmospheric Dynamics and METR 3371 Atmospheric Thermodynamics
TEXT BOOKS (start from Freshman level toward Advanced Junior/Senior to first year Graduate School)
The text book(s) you used in Calculus I & Calculus II (III and IV)
The text book(s) you used in Physics I & Physics II
Wallace, J. M., and P. Hobbs, 2006 :
Atmospheric Science : An Introductory
Survey. Academic Press, 483pp.
Hess, S. L., 1959 : Introduction to Theoretical Meteorology. Krieger
Pub Co., 362pp.
Martin, Jonathan, 2006 : Mid-Latitude Atmospheric Dynamics : A First Course. John Wiley & Sons., 338p.
Kean U. Library E-Book
Holton, James, 2004 : An Introduction to Dynamics Meteorology. Academic Press, 535pp.
Kean U. Library E-Book
GOOD REFERENCE BOOKS
Bluestein, H., 1992 : Synoptic-dynamic meteorology in midlatitudes :
Volume 1. Principles of kinematics and dynamics. Oxford University
(1) Scientific Calculator
Scientific calculator is required in all exercises
and examinations. Sharing calculator during lab or exam is prohibited.
(2) Portfolio (A binder about 1" thick)
(a) Your portfolio will DOCUMENT
(b) Good organization of your portfolio will naturally earn a better
grade than a poorly organized or presented portfolio.
- your homework assignments
- your exams (and correction of the exam if you choose to)
- your extra credit works, your extra readings etc. during the semester
- notes prepared during and after the class
- your attendance record (if you choose to include as part of your effort)
Track 1 : Midterm Exam (40%) + Final Exam (60%)
Track 2 : Quality of Content (30%) + Effort (Weight) of the Portfolio (30%) + Midterm Exam (15%) + Final Exam (25%)
Out of 100 points
Grade A (90 or above)
Grade B (71 - 89)
Grade C (60 - 70)
Grade D (below 60)
It is your responsibility to "find" the answers to the homework
sets (and you should write down the answers in
your portfolio for credits). Do not expect any answer sheets or class
hours to go over answers.
Need help ?
You might even get the complete solution of your homework if you ask.
Discussion with or getting help from your classmates is also strongly encouraged.
However, for homework or laboratory assignments, the only requirement is
that you understand the solution and actually complete the assignments
stop by my office
call 908 737 3692
ask your classmates as long as they are willing to
ask other instructors as long as they are willing to
DO NOT JUST COPY THE ANSWERS.
In your portfolio, credits (even full credits) will be given to :
No credits will be given to problem with right answer but wrong intermediate
steps (most likely you are copying someone else's work and even then
making mistakes in copying).
Quizzes and final examinations are always cumulative.
problems with wrong answers but clear step by step explanations
problems as long as you show an effort attempting to solve them.
corrections if you do not get it right the first time.