INSTRUCTOR: Tom Priddy PHONE: (859)-257-3000 ext. 245TOPICS: Basics of weather analysis and interpretation: Weather and climate variables, Weather instruments and observations, Psychometrics of the atmosphere, Air/ocean interactions, Satellite meteorology, Radar meteorology. Weather and climate impact on: Insects, diseases, other pests, man, animals, plants. Utility of weather and climatological data: Analysis of climate data, Interpretation of climate statistics. Modification of the aerial environment: Windbreaks, Shelter belts, Freeze protection, Orchard climates. Modeling the responses to the weather and climate within the biosphere: Climates in buildings--shelters, greenhouses, homes. Climatic fluctuations: Climatic variability, climatic change, urbanization. LABORATORY PROJECT(S): Formal laboratories with reports will compliment the lecture material in the following areas: Plotting and interpreting weather data, Utilizing computers in meteorology, Operational weather forecasting, Psychometrics of the atmosphere, Utilizing weather and climate data in decision-making, Applications of statistical climatology. Also...the lab will also be used to certify students as Storm Spotters CLASS PROJECT(S): StormReady Project PREREQUISITES: Junior standing, statistics or consent of the instructor.