Turbulent Weather: Fronts, Cyclones, Thunderstorms
This DVD series builds on concepts introduced in Part 1 (Spring 2014), but previous viewing is not a requirement. It addresses such questions as: What causes the weather? How do mountains and oceans influence the weather? How can you decipher the charts and jargon that meteorologists use? How do meteorologists make predictions and how well do they do?
The classes are based on a Great Courses DVD series presented by Professor Robert Fovell of UCLA, supplemented by additional material and class discussion led by an OLLI Science Committee member. Supplementary material will be posted on the OLLI blog (www.olliuci.wordpress.com).
Tuesday, December 2: Clouds and moisture in the atmosphere – review.
Class Presentation: Introduction to Meteorology – Part 2
Class Presentation: Meteorology
Tuesday, January 6: Fronts, extratropical cyclones. The Edward Fitzgerald.
Tuesday, January 13: Atmospheric troughs and ridges, windshear – jetstreaks
Monday, January 26: Thunderstorms, influences of mountains, standing waves
Presenter (via Great Courses DVD): Robert Fovell, Ph.D., Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles
Developer/Discussion Leader: John Bush
Tuesdays, December 2 and 9 and January 6 and13
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Monday, January 26
10 AM -12 Noon
Woodbridge Onken Classroom