Severe Weather Field Experience
For a daily synopsis of the May 2017 trip from my perspective, visit the "2017 Trip Updates" links on the left.
Please see the documents and assigned readings on the left.
Please log in to Moodle and read Severe Convective Storms–An Overview before our departure. This is a required element of the course. Please contact the Help Desk if you cannot access Moodle.
View the WLOS news story following the 2013 Severe Weather Field Experience.
This three-credit course is a field trip to the Great Plains to forecast and observe severe convective storms from 14 May to 25 May 2017. An article detailing the pedagogical approach appears in the Journal of Geoscience Education. Activities in past years have included a presentation and forecasting exercises by NOAA Storm Prediction Center forecasters; a discussion with scientist, photographer, and seasoned chaser Dr. Chuck Doswell; presentations on applying to graduate school, internships, and career opportunities in meteorology; and tours of the National Weather Center, phased array radar, the Radar Operations Center and a WSR-88D, television studios, and private forecasting companies. Enrollment requires an application available on the left. Applications are due at 5:00 p.m. on March 21, 2017.