Current weather in Madison.
This week's pre-class assessment
AOS 101 Discussion Section Times
AOS 100/101 TA Office Hours
Photo of the Week 
About Course
Course Syllabus 
Study Guide
Check Your Grade
Chapter self-assessment tests
Friendly Frost Forecast Feat 
Snowfall Forecast Feat 
Satellite images
(Requires Java)
surface weather map of Wisconsin
500 mb map


Here's a link to the book applets and animations: Ackerman and Knox


Room 105 Psychology has been assigned for the AOS 100/101 review session. The room is reserved for Tuesday, November 18, from 6:00-7:30pm.

  • Refraction
  • Reflection
  • Dispersion
  • Scattering
  • Index of refraction
  • Pressure Gradient Force
  • Friction
  • Coriolis Force
  • Convergence
  • Divergence
  • Isobar

Readings include:

Chapter 5: Pages 133- 138; Pages 147-156 and material on satellites (section labeled Meteorological Satellite Observations)

Chapter 6: Pages 158-185 (no boxes)

Chapter 7: Pages 189-205 (Box 7.2)

Chapter 8: Pages 216-222

Chapter 9: Pages 249-258 (know the four basic airmass types: cP, mP, cT, mT)

Forces: know what determines the magnitude and direction of the  Pressure Gradient Force; Friction; Coriolis Force.

Know the components of the 3-cell conceptual model of the global atmospheric circulation pattern.