Complete and comprehensive SEVERE WEATHER LAB MANUAL with a SKEW-T TUTORIAL.
Skew-T charts are atmospheric cross-sections from specific locations starting at the surface of the Earth all the up through most, if not all of the troposphere. Soundings are taken revealing actual air temperature and dewpoint temperature. This data is then evaluated by gifted meteorologists or weather hobbyists to determine the severe weather risk for a particular area based on current conditions. It’s really a lot of fun for those that love weather!
This can be used in undergraduate meteorology courses, high school earth science courses, middle school/high school meteorology classes, climatology, and/or environmental science courses, or advanced middle school earth science courses.
Can be printed entirely or given to students in sections based on their ability and/or your curriculum parameters. You decide.
Rave reviews from employees at NOAA and various local NWS affiliates.
Also a great extended activity for gifted IEP students and students needing and/or interested in an independent project. This is a MUST for any meteorology student.
LOADED WITH PROFESSIONAL ACTUAL STORM SCENARIOS and CASE STUDIES!
Teaching students how to read a Skew-T chart is one of the more challenging tasks asked of a meteorology instructor. Reading, understanding, evaluating, applying and synthesizing Skew-T charts are instrumental in being a good and competent forecaster in thunderstorm and possible tornado situations. This lab manual makes teaching it EASY and FUN as well as making learning it EASY and FUN!
The “Skew-T Tutorial and Severe Weather Forecasting” LAB manual addresses the following:
-Severe weather indices and their description/application method: TT, SW, EI, CAPE, EHI, BRN, KI, HEL, LI, DP, CINH, SI, BSHR, SCP, STP, SHIP, Craven/Brooks Sig SVR, VGP, LFC, LCL, SB CAPE, ML CAPE, MU CAPE, SFC Vorticity, and DCAPE
-Skew-T Log-P diagram and introduction tutorial: understanding isobars, isotherms, dry adiabats, moist adiabats, mixing ratio, air temperature, dewpoint temperature, parcel lapse rate, wind speed, wind direction, and air pressure. Calculating lifted condensation level (LCL), convective condensation level (CCL), convective inhibition (CIN), level of free convection (LFC), convective available potential energy (CAPE), equilibrium level (EL), air stability, most unstable convective available potential energy (MUCAPE), mixed layer convective available potential energy (MLCAPE), downdraft convective available potential energy (DCAPE), lifted index, helicity, convective temperatures, -derecho risk, supercells, tornadoes, and MORE……..
-Building a Skew-T diagram: a step-by-step process with practice scenarios
-CASE STUDY of June 30, 2012 Derecho event
-Study of heat ridges and risk for severe thunderstorms
-Severe weather and its relationship with geography and air mass propagation
-CASE STUDY and Skew-T analysis of the May 24, 2011 Enid, Oklahoma severe weather outbreak
-Interactive Skew-T diagram analysis
-CASE STUDY and Skew-T diagram analysis of the Superstorm of 1993 – “The Storm of the Century”
-CASE STUDY and Skew-T diagram analysis of the April 13, 1999 Midland, Texas severe weather outbreak.
-CASE STUDY and Skew-T diagram analysis of the July 29, 2002 Jackson, Mississippi severe weather outbreak
-CASE STUDY and Skew-T diagram analaysis of the June 24, 2010 Southeast Pennsylvania severe weather outbreak
-CASE STUDY and Skew-T diagram analysis of the May 20, 2013 Moore, Oklahoma severe weather outbreak
-CASE STUDY and Skew-T diagram analysis of the June 23, 2015 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania severe weather outbreak
-CASE STUDY and Skew-T diagram analysis of the July 9, 2015 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania severe weather outbreak
-CASE STUDY and Skew-T diagram analysis of the May 31, 1985 Pennsylvania severe weather outbreak
Loaded with COLOR mages!
This is a thorough and DYNAMIC activity that covers a ton of information about meteorology.
A guaranteed hit all around!
A great addition to your meteorology and earth sciences teaching library.
This work has also been shared at workshops, in-services, and conferences.
Great feedback from parents, teachers, administrators, and curriculum field professionals.
Applicable to many state science assessments and benchmarks.
Used by teachers in New York State as a preparation for the Earth Science Grade 9 Regents Exam.
Answer key provided.
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*Activity designed, completed, and submitted at an educational resource center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina*
Geo Leo and Meteo Mike
“The Tar Heel Tandem”
“Southern Science Specialists”