METR 104:
Our Dynamic Weather
(Lecture w/Lab)
A Prospectus
for In-class Quiz #4

(for Wednesday, Dec. 19)
Dr. Dave Dempsey
Dept. of Geosciences
SFSU, Fall 2012

Quiz Format

In-class Quiz #4 will be administered after student weather forecast validations, near the beginning of the period set aside by the University for a final exam, which is 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm. It will be closed book, closed note, and closed computer (and other electronic devices). You should be able to complete the quiz in 20-30 minutes, but if you need more time you can take it. Like the other in-class quizzes, it could be worth 3.33% of your course grade (if it is retained after the worst of your four in-class quizzes is automatically dropped.)

The question(s) will be short answer, short essay, and/or simple meteogram or weather map analysis and interpretation. The question(s) might test nothing more than basic factual knowledge, but they might also test conceptual understanding, reasoning ability, and perhaps your ability to communicate your understanding and reasoning.

When you finish the quiz, you will be asked to complete a standard course evaluation.

Topic Coverage

Topics eligible for coverage on the quiz consist primarily of topics addressed in lecture, in lab sessions (not including lab activities themselves but including background information provided for them), and in reading assignments, mostly since Quiz #3. (The mechanics of preparing and submitting forecasts for the ongoing forecasting assignment will not be addressed by this quiz.)

Some topics addressed in lecture and/or lab include (follow links to handouts and supporting materials for details).