General Meteorology

Professor:  Dr. Steven Gollmer Class Room: ENS 207
Office: ENS 357 Class Time: 8:30 - 9:45  T, Th
Phone: ext. 7764 Lab Room: ENS 227

Course Material

Syllabus Lecture Notes Laboratory Exercises
Class Schedule Report Topics
Report Grading
Airport Distance Calculator 

Meteorology Information

2013 National Hazards Statistics
Weather Processor at Unisys - Current surface map, computer model forecasts, vertical soundings, and upper air data.
The Weather Source - Contains links for weather data world wide.
Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology - Has a list on online publication links.
US Department of Commerce - This is an Html version of the spotter's guide information.
NWS access to METAR Data - Get data by station or by hour.
List of Station Codes organized by States


The National Weather Service (NWS) - Governmental agency responsible for weather forecasting.
NWS station at Wilmington, OH - This station performs vertical soundings twice a day and operates a doppler radar for our portion of the country.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - Governmental agency responsible for space borne observations of the earth.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - Oversees all oceanic and atmospheric work.  Is the parent agency for the National Weather Service.
Environmental Modeling Center - This component of the National Weather Service manages numerical prediction systems for weather, sea ice, pollution, .... Links to each of the 20+ systems are present on this page.
NOMADS - NOAA Operational Model Archive and Distribution System This site provides data for the models supported by the Environmental Modeling Center.
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) - A primary center for climate and weather research.
World Meteorological Organization (WMO) - United Nations agency for international meteorology efforts.
American Meteorological Society (AMS) - Professional organization for meteorologist.

Useful Information and Source of Lecture Images

Earth Science Data - Contains Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) - This research center is located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and addresses issues of the Carbon cycle in the atmosphere and its environmental impact.
Geostationary Satellite Server - This web site provides current and archived images from the GOES satellites.  The GOES satellite program is under the jurisdiction of NOAA. (Shift to GOES-R is making this site obsolete.)
GOES-R Information - This series starts with GOES-16 and subsequent satellites.
Past GOES images for the new generation GOES East can be downloaded from
The Remote Sensing Tutorial - This document addresses key issues related to satellite remote sensing of the earth and its atmosphere.  It is sponsored by the Applied Information Sciences Branch at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Landsat Web Page
Earth Lab - Tutorials and free courses on analysing earth data from the University of Colorado.

Topic Links

Atmospheric Optics

Atmospheric Optics - Description and images of optical phenomena in the atmosphere.  Also home of Halo and Iris software.
Local Gravity Values - This page contains a formula for determining the local value of gravity.
Cloud Appreciation Society - Numerous images and examples of cloud types.

Tornado video

Ellis County, OK May 4, 2007
Manitoba June 23, 2007
Manitoba June 26, 2007