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 Jeff French

 

Current Courses and Material:

ATSC 5880 -- Aircraft Instrumentation (for Atmospheric Measurements)  (Spring 2020)

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      Syllabus ADDENDUM 3/30/20

Syllabus

      Textbook: Airborne Measuremetns for Environmental Research (TOC) 

 

      Mid-semester Homework Project DUE April 3

 

      Final Semester Presentations -- Topics List & Presentation Dates

 

      End-of-Semester Short Answer Questions DUE May 12 

 

   Readings

       Chapt 2: Measurements of Aircraft State and Thermodynamic and Dynamic Variables

            [Feb 3: sections 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.7]

       Airspeed Calculations: compressible vs. incompressible

            [Feb 9: optional]

       Calibration of an Airborne Turbulence Probe (Dobosy et al)

            [Feb 9]

       Appendix A (A.1 Measuring the 3-D Wind Vector Using a Five-Hole Probe)

            [Feb 10: Section A.1, pg 1-9]

       Chapt 2: Measurements of Aircraft State and Thermodynamic and Dynamic Variables

            [Feb 24: sections 2.5 and 2.6 (Static Air Temperature & Water Vapor)]

       Spencer Faber Thesis: Chapt 2--The Nevzorov Hotwire Probe

            [Mar 9: chapter 2, pg 6-22]

       AMS Monograph: Chapt 9 -- Cloud Ice Properties: In Situ Measurement Challenges

            [Mar 9: Section 3, pg 9.10 - 9.14] 

       Reading for Cloud Probes: Particle Scattering and Imaging:

       AMS Monograph: Chapt 9 -- Cloud Ice Properties: In Situ Measurement Challenges

            [Apr 6: Sections 1 and 2, pg 9.1 - 9.10] 

 

 

    Class Recordings

       March 30 -- 033020_Lecture.mp4

       April 1 -- 040120_Lecture.mp4

       April 6 -- 040620_Lecture.mp4

       April 8 -- 040820_Lecture.mp4

       April 13 -- 041320_Lecture.mp4

       April 15 -- 041720_Lecture.mp4  (4/15 lecture moved to 4/17) 

       April 20 -- class postponed to 5/8

       April 22 -- 042220_Lecture.mp4

       April 27 -- 042720_Presentations.mp4

       May 4 -- 050420_Presentations.mp4

       May 6 -- 050620_Presentations.mp4

       May 8 -- 050820_Lecture.mp4

 

 

 

       


Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy focusses on finding ways to keep students engaged and challenged in the classroom. Most of the classes I teach apply basic physical concepts (thermodynamics of heat transfer, for example) to real-world atmospheric science problems. Topics are introduced to students during standard lectures. In order to engage students these 'lectures' often consist of dialog with the students. Questions during the lectures are not meant to test students' knowledge but rather encourage students to think about problems from varying perspectives. I like to be 'hands-on' when presenting mathematical derivations and problems. Rather than using powerpoint presentations full of equations, I present equations on a white board and step through derivations--discussing subtelties and physical connections that can often be lost when approached too quickly. Homework and test problems focus both on mathematical rigor and accurate interpretation of physical implications that can be gleaned from the math. In this way, the physical interpretation is just (or more!) important than the numerical solution.

 


Courses Taught (since 2015)

 

Year Semester Course Title
2019 Fall ATSC5010  Physical Meteorology I  (grad)
2019 Fall ATSC5018  Ethics and Research Methods (grad)
2019 Spring ATSC5340  Radar Meteorology (grad)
2018 Fall ATSC5010  Physical Meteorology I  (grad)
2018 Fall ATSC5018  Ethics and Research Methods (grad)
2018 Spring ATSC2200  Severe and Unusual Weather (undergrad)
2017 Fall ATSC5010  Physical Meteorology I  (grad)
2017 Fall ATSC5018  Ethics and Research Methods (grad)
2017 Spring ATSC5880  Airborne Observations and Measurements (grad)
2016 Fall ATSC5010  Physical Meteorology I  (grad)
2016 Fall ATSC5018  Ethics and Research Methods (grad)
2015 Fall ATSC5010  Physical Meteorology I  (grad)
2015 Fall ATSC5018  Ethics and Research Methods (grad)

 

 

 

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