Teaching Atmospheric Dynamics at the Education–Research Interface

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014: 9:30 AM
Room C109 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Daniel Keyser, SUNY, Albany, NY; and A. M. Bentley and K. MacRitchie

This presentation consists of a review, coauthored with current and previous teaching assistants at the University at Albany, of my personal best practices, or what has worked best, in teaching atmospheric dynamics. These practices are illustrated using examples from my teaching career taken from both inside and outside of the classroom. The presentation emphasizes what has worked best outside of the classroom, and includes examples where my journal papers have found their way into synoptic-dynamic textbooks, my course materials have found their way into journal papers and synoptic-dynamic textbooks, and my teaching has identified research questions and topics that are worthy of further consideration. An implication of this review is that although atmospheric dynamics is a classic topic, not all of the questions and problems have been posed, answered, and solved. Thus, the practice of teaching atmospheric dynamics can identify viable research questions and operate at the interface between education and research.