1. Meteorological Conventions 2. Surface Observations and Instrumentation 3. METAR code 4. Upper-air Observations 5. Upper-tropospheric Charts 6. Lower-tropospheric Charts 7. Upper-tropospheric Processes 8. Lower-tropospheric Processes 9. Putting It All Together 10. Fronts and Drylines 11. Satellite Imagery 12. Radar Imagery 13. Thermodynamic Diagrams Basics 14. Thermodynamic Diagrams Interpretation 15. Weather Forecasting Basics
This guide teaches the fundamentals of meteorology and advanced synoptic-dynamic analysis to help undergraduates understand the principles behind weather forecasting
Dr. Shawn M. Milrad is Assistant Professor of Meteorology at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. His research areas are in extratropical transition of tropical cyclones, synoptic-dynamic analysis of extreme events, particularly heavy precipitation; ice storms; convective snowsqualls; and synoptic-scale aspects of severe convection, including tornado outbreaks and Mesoscale Convective Systems (MCSs). He has published several peer-reviewed articles in American Meteorological Society journals.