Severe and Unusual Weather Extremes Lecture & Seminar


This page will contain links to the PowerPoint slides used in class, and also any images/animations that are shown.


** Update: 01 Dec 2006. A sample exam has been uploaded (below) for your guidance in studying.

The written (multiple-choice and short-answer) final examination for our lecture course will be given on two dates: 14 December and 10 January. You have 1.5 hours to complete the exam. As is standard, you may not use any notes/books to assist you during the exam. The 14 December exam will be held in our regular room (SR 05.11, IGAM). The 10 January exam location is to be announced.



Lecture 1 Wed. Oct 4 2006

Lecture 2, part 1, Thu. Oct 5 2006

Lecture 3, Temperature and moisture, Wed. Oct. 11 2006.

Lecture 4, Atmospheric stability, Thu. Oct. 12 2006.

Lecture 4, derivation, Thu. Oct. 12 2006.

Lecture 5, Clouds, fog, and precipitation, Wed. Oct. 18 2006.

Lecture 6, Atmospheric forces and general circulation Thu. Oct. 19 2006.

Lecture 7, Airmasses, 25 October 2006

Lecture 8, Fronts, 08-11-2006

Lecture 9, Thunderstorms, 09-11-2006

Lecture 10, Supercell & Multicell Thunderstorms, 15-11-2006

Lectures 11 & 12, Tornadoes, 16-11-2006 and 29-11-2006

Final component of tornado lecture (photos & case study), 30-11-2006

Lecture 13, Hail, 30-11-2006

Lecture 14, Tropical cyclones, 06-12-2006

Lecture 15, Tropical cyclones (part 2), 07-12-2006

Lecture 16, Forecasting exercise, 20-12-2006


Sample written (multiple-choice) final examination. Given to previous course, "Introduction to Meteorology", in August 2006