METR 200: Intro to Atmos & Ocean
Physics & Thermodynamics
Reading Assignments Dr. Dave Dempsey
Dept. of Geosciences
SFSU, Fall 2004

Reading Questions such as those in the reading assignments listed below are designed to help you focus your reading on material that I regard as the most important for the purposes of our class. For the most part, the answers to the questions require no more than finding the passage in the text that addresses them directly (unlike "Thought Questions", the answers to most of which you can't simply look up but instead have to deduce by reasoning from information that you already know or are given.)

You will not be asked to hand in your responses to Reading Questions—they are intended only as a device to help guide your reading. You will be expected to keep up with the reading. To participate constructively in our frequent in-class, small-group problem-solving activities, you will need to have done the relevant reading in advance, and pre-class exercises administered on Blackboard will often be based on the Reading Questions.

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  • Reading Questions #1b
    Meteorology, Chapter 1, "Introduction to Meteorological Inquiry: A First Look at Weather Systems" (pp. 20-29) (recommended for the Final Writing Assignment: Troughs and Ridges (the "Wobbles") in the Jet Stream)
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