The Weather Around You, Understanding How the Weather Works
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The Weather Around You, Understanding How the Weather Works

Understand what processes are occurring in the weather without the complicated math or science behind it.
4.4 (10 ratings)
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82 students enrolled
Created by Patrick Frank
Last updated 12/2014
English
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Includes:
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the basics of the weather
  • Know why we have seasons
  • Understand the Coriolis effect, it's impact on the atmosphere and weather
  • Recognize 3 of the major temperature scales (Celsius, Fahrenheit & Kelvin)
  • Comprehend how the sun heats the earth
  • Water phases and water cycle
  • Grasp the concept of relative humidity
  • How water droplets form from the smallest up to raindrops and beyond
  • Easily understand what is meant by the different types of air stability (stable, unstable, neutral and conditionally unstable)
  • Identify different types of clouds, what they are made of and how they form
  • Identify different types of precipitation and how they form (rain, snow, sleet, freezing rain, hail)
  • Understand the differences between high and low pressure and how they form
  • Know what isobars are and how they are related to air pressure and wind
  • Identify some basic wind related events
  • Understand basic global air circulation and jet streams
  • Know what the different air masses and fronts are, as well as how they are identified
  • Grasp how weather events such as thunderstorms, tornadoes, flash floods, lightning, etc... are formed
  • Read a wind barb
  • Understand many different weather symbols as well as understand the basic symbols on a weather station reading
  • Much more...
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Requirements
  • Basic Math - Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide
  • Basic Geography - Hemispheres, Equator, Latitudes (helps but not required)
  • Basic Geometry - You have a basic understanding of Angles and Diameter (helps but not required)
Description

Ever wonder why afternoon thunderstorms form in the summer, or how hail forms? Maybe you have another question about weather but do not want to learn all of the complicated mathematics and science that are included in a detailed meteorology class? In this course, The Weather Around You, I will teach you what you want to know about basic weather phenomenon, from how small air eddies form, to how the earth's tilt and orbit impact our weather.

We will work our way into many different concepts necessary for understanding the weather. As we move through the course together, we will discuss air pressure, energy and how it actually warms us up, water's role, clouds, precipitation, storm formation and so much more. Toward the end of the course we will also discuss how different weather events are formed, such as thunderstorms, tornadoes and lightning.

Each lecture will cover a specific idea or concept about the weather, without lingering too long on any one subject. lectures are generally 5 - 10 minutes in length and have a brief review at the end. After each section you will be given the opportunity to see how much you have learned by taking a short quiz pertaining to the information we have covered! When you finish this course you will have a great understanding of what the weather is doing around you, as well as know what the weather forecasters actually mean when you hear them use weather related terms!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to know how the weather works without the complicated mathematics
  • This weather course is intended to provide basic knowledge about common weather concepts.
  • NOT an advanced meteorology course
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Curriculum For This Course
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About this course
2 Lectures 11:04

What to expect from this course, what we will cover and basic prerequisites.

Preview 05:46

What I expect of you. Best learning practices.

Preview 05:18

A quiz on what we have learned in Section 1: About this Course

About this Course
3 questions
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The Earth
5 Lectures 29:00

A brief introduction to Section 2: The Earth

Introduction to Section 2: The Earth
00:34

Weather, Climate and the Atmosphere

Weather, Climate and Atmosphere
06:10

How the Earth's tilt and orbit around the sun impact the weather and seasons!

The Earth’s Tilt and Orbit
06:38

Solar and Sidereal days

Earth's Rotation
05:06

What the coriolis effct is and how it works

The Coriolis
10:32

A quiz on what we have learned in Section 2: The Earth

The Earth
7 questions
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Energy
5 Lectures 29:36

A brief introduction to Section 3: Energy and Radiation

Introduction to Section 3: Energy
00:34

Understanding temperature and the different temperature scales

Energy and Temperature
09:55

Different types of Heat

Energy and Heat
03:07

How energy moves, convection, conduction, etc...

Moving Energy
08:11

How the earth warms

Warming the Earth
07:49

A quiz on what we have learned in Section 3: Energy and Warming

Energy and Warming
7 questions
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Humidity and Water
7 Lectures 33:47

A brief introduction to Section 4: Humidity and Water

Introduction to Section 4: Humidity
00:42

The phases of water, solid, liquid, gas

Water Phases
03:49

Water transitions among phases

Water Transitions
04:38

The basic water cycle

The Water Cycle
02:41

The water vapor in the air

Humidity
11:18

The base for water droplets in the air

Condensation Nuclei
04:32

How they form and what they are made of

Haze, Fog & Dew
06:07

A quiz on what we have learned in Section 4: Humidity and Condensation

Humidity and Condensation
5 questions
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Clouds and Stability
5 Lectures 27:42

A brief introduction to Section 5: Clouds and Stability

Introduction to Section 5: Clouds and Stability
00:46

Understanding atmospheric stability and unstability

Stability
11:51

The forming of clouds

Cloud Developement
04:59

Cloud classification by type

Cloud Forms
03:51

Cloud Classification by level

Clouds by Height
06:15

A quiz on what we have learned in Section 5: Clouds and Stability

Clouds and Stability
3 questions
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Precipitation
4 Lectures 20:53

A brief introduction to Section 6: Precipitation

Introduction to Section 6: Precipitation
00:37

how precipitation forms in the clouds

Forming Precipitation in Clouds
06:37

The different types of precipitation

Types of Precipitation
09:53

How to measure precipitation such as rain and snow

Measuring Precipitation
03:46

a quiz on what we have learned in Section 6: Precipitation

Precipitation
7 questions
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Air Pressure
4 Lectures 16:59

A brief introduction to Section 7: Air Movement and Pressure

Introduction to Section 7: Air Movement and Pressure
00:32

Understand the different scales that air movements occur

Scales of Motion
03:00

High and Low pressure systems

High and Low Pressure
05:28

The wind and wind related events

Wind
07:59

A quiz on what we have learned in Section 7: Air Movement and Pressure

Air Movement and Pressure
7 questions
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Air Movement around the Globe
4 Lectures 15:45

A brief introduction to Section 8: Global Air Movement

Introduction to Section 8: Global Air Movement
00:17

The Jet Stream, how they form and what they do

Jet Stream
03:03

The large scale - global circulation

Global Circulation
07:28

How the ocean can impact the weather

Ocean and the Atmosphere
04:57

A quiz on what we have learned in Section 8: Global Air Movement

Global Air Movement
6 questions
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Fronts and Air Masses
3 Lectures 16:08

A brief introduction to Section 9: Fronts and Air Masses

Introduction to Section 9: Fronts and Air Masses
00:48

Common large scale air masses, what they are, where they form and how they are asscoiated with weather.

Types of Air Masses
07:01

The many types of fronts in weather

Preview 08:19

A quiz on what we have learned in Section 9: Fronts and Air Masses

Fronts and Air Masses
7 questions
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Thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes and other weather events
8 Lectures 43:52

A brief introduction to Section 10: Storms and Weather Events

Introduction to Section 10: Storms and Weather Events
00:44

What do the weather advisories that you see mean? Severe thunderstorm WATCH, Tornado WARNING... This lesson explains the meaning of different weather advisories.

Severe Weather Advisories
04:26

The types of thunderstorms and how they form

Thunderstorms
05:40

The life cycle and formation of Super Cells and Tornadoes

Super Cells and Tornadoes
08:29

What causes lightning

Lightning
07:46

The formation of tropical weather and it's impacts

Tropical Storms and Hurricanes
10:28

Floods and the hazards they bring

Floods
03:48

What is a Nor'Easter? We will learn about this predominately US winter weather feature.

North Easters
02:31

A quiz on what we have learned in Section 10: Storms and Weather Events

Storms and Weather Events
12 questions
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About the Instructor
Patrick Frank
4.5 Average rating
41 Reviews
223 Students
2 Courses
Technology Professional & Weather Enthusiast

Patrick is an I.T. professional that has been in the field for over 15 years. Growing up during the dawn of the computer age, he quickly took hold of all things technology. Patrick is a Comptia A+ and Network + certified professional that focuses on computer hardware, networking, computer security as well as helping others break the fear of technology.

Patrick attended technical school and college in Florida while also maintaining his own personal computer maintenance and repair shop. Eventually obtaining technical positions working with cities and corporate environments.

Aside from technology, Patrick also studies weather and frequently observes weather anomalies, especially during the spring storm season. He is also a trained weather spotter.