Principles of Convection I: Buoyancy and CAPE

Principles of Convection I: Buoyancy and CAPE
gsb12 2020-04-12 15:54:00

Great, easy-to-understand lesson on CAPE and how it appears on skew-t’s.
Spongebob38 2018-12-07 01:04:57

Very informative. Tons of information.
2018-11-21 14:30:02

There were several topics discussed that were not adequately introduced or defined. Perhaps there was a module I should have taken before that this module builds on. If so, it would be good to outline which modules lead into each other and increase the skill level for this module.
jfromer1 2018-11-02 03:40:06

An excellent review of basic meteorological concepts that is quite useful once you've been out of the classroom for some time. Easy to follow and understand, with concise explanations and definitions.
kolinio 2018-09-16 10:16:23

Interesting Lesson
josaia 2018-09-06 06:17:42

MetEd topic had iproved my knowleded in meteorology
ssalis 2018-09-04 07:03:43

Interesting and intuitive dissertation about basic buoyancy concepts
MBWX 2018-08-04 10:49:45

Excellent for a refresher in convection/skew-t basics.
justanotherweathergeek 2018-07-31 20:05:27

Amazing Lesson. Did not know much about the topic when I started but I am now confident with my skills
kb0vug 2018-07-22 22:35:20

Good refresher.
IsabelK 2018-07-20 01:37:14

A little tricky
WeatherGuy15 2018-07-19 00:42:26

great info for free
Ann Andrew 2018-07-13 16:13:02

it improves my knowledge and understanding in dealing with my learning.
581759 2018-07-12 14:03:57

pretty much all the answer are in the slide
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yooperbsn 2018-07-08 11:22:05

Good lesson overall. not having previous experience I needed to look some things up elsewhere to fully understand the material.
jttaifane 2018-06-29 09:53:22

A great refresher course to take for work related skills. Very detailed and easily understood. 2018-05-08 14:40:09

Good refresher on general mesoscale topics including skew Ts
Galify 2018-05-08 09:51:15

Taking this for my own purpose of learning to be a skywarn spotter
mdraszt25 2018-05-03 09:07:54

The videos on this Comet were especially helpful in absorbing the content!
FloodHydrologist 2018-04-10 05:45:37

Really good. It would be handy to have an optional explainer of the thermodynamic charts and wet and dry adiabats. I'm new to all of this and i don't really understand these (especially as they have no labels).
Dandogg 2018-03-30 20:15:09

Good basic material on convection.
ARWeather 2018-03-05 14:14:55

I enjoyed this lesson, my only complaint was I felt the commentator spoke WAY too quick. For those of us taking notes it was very hard to keep up.
pwarupi40 2018-03-04 22:59:49

Its best for NWS offices with Sounding to effectively analysis this data
Yabbles 2018-03-01 15:13:37

I did this for a grade
WPST Director 10 2018-02-21 22:56:06

Excellent course for decoding the mystery of Skew-T
Kaneelpantoffel 2018-02-21 07:36:25

StormEagle 2018-02-12 16:39:57

This was really great and fun to do
mikezaz 2018-02-01 14:08:00

There seems to be a problem with the question on CAPE.
sosten.sos 2018-01-31 04:31:09

I really love this kind of quiz. It really interesting.
hayesjoseph89 2018-01-23 03:31:55

Pan6a 2018-01-15 02:06:23

A little bit difficult but useful
rpossert 2017-12-18 15:55:12

Very well illustrated lesson.
TheRollingStorms 2017-11-19 07:03:14

really helps in understanding thunderstorms and severe weather phenomena that ensue from such
MasterThor 2017-11-17 09:44:28

Excellent module. Love the fact that it's a video module.
prendek 2017-10-31 21:10:28

The series is really good to understand the underlying mechanics of storms.
Metin44 2017-10-12 06:12:56

domo911 2017-10-01 23:00:36

very useful
mrs 2017-10-01 21:04:04

jancae 2017-10-01 20:20:18

Topic gets complicated quickly and I found myself going over topics multiple times and still confused. Could be my brain needs time to process.
elise_passow 2017-10-01 02:42:44

This lesson was very easy to get through, all the material was easy to read and understand the first time going through it. The slides were simple, easy on the eyes. Overall, I enjoyed the quality of this lesson.
manoah.tepa 2017-09-07 23:44:23

This is very important to forecasters and best to study.
Harris2019 2017-09-05 22:53:22

rmoroni 2017-08-08 19:01:13

I found this lesson nicely paced with each section building on the previous in a comfortable manner.The videos are a great aid to grasping the concepts involved.Although I was able to get a passing score.I recommend going over the lesson a few times before taking the quiz to really absorb the concepts presented.
navinsinghweather 2017-08-04 11:46:56

Excellent comprehensive explanation of buoyancy and convection. I do wish there were a few slides or pages explaining how to interpret the skew T graph as well as explaining what each individual line represents on the graph (for example, label the lines with their properties of dry adiabat, wet adiabat, constant mixing ratio line). I used outside resources because I do not have the background knowledge in skew T graphs besides seeing some on weather forums and learning what the temp and dew point lines were on those forums.
wtvisser 2017-08-02 13:09:13

Lesson content is interesting and useful, however it is hard to follow. The videos pack a lot of information and ends abruptly without allowing to read back or review. I would like to see the textual explanation alongside the video, not inside. 2017-07-13 10:25:33

I thought this was a great quiz to take and this really prepared me for my studies as a future meteorologist!
oser1122 2017-07-06 13:17:37

I found the active diagrams and and skew-T charts to be quite helpful. I would have liked to see some assessment questions throughout the lesson to make sure I was understanding the concepts correctly before moving on.
bcom 2017-07-02 04:20:19

Very interesting lesson;
Staples89 2017-06-07 10:11:47

I learned a lot with the lessons
paul.y.pelletier 2017-05-31 12:34:38

CQuimby 2017-05-23 16:26:33

Course was a good review!
AustinDE94 2017-05-17 11:21:14

This lesson I think can be simplified and a slightly longer introduction would have helped me more in my opinion. 2017-05-15 03:37:12

Overall good. Some choice of words might be a bit confusing. 2017-05-15 03:37:11

Overall good. Some choice of words might be a bit confusing. 2017-05-03 21:20:36

An excellent resource for pilots trying to understand the dynamics of the atmosphere
cheese99 2017-04-20 15:08:28

It was a great chores thanks
sgarner 2017-04-16 22:05:35

Good intro to convective storm understanding/
sehie1975 2017-03-19 13:32:24

interesting course.
KD9CZR 2017-03-16 10:49:54

good lesson, it help with understanding how the skew-t graph interacts with storms lifecycle
ES-33 2017-02-22 16:20:53

Very relevant information in this lesson.d
Bauyrzhan 2017-02-17 03:46:09

stuabs19 2017-02-16 19:58:47

Some of the grahics move too quickly through animations.
mahughson 2017-02-14 19:23:22

Michael Mugrage 2017-02-13 15:27:44

wxgeek97 2017-02-11 12:36:09

Seemed way too advanced and brief for a beginner lever course. If I didn't have any previous knowledge I would not have passed.
SS109Penatrator 2017-02-07 12:53:56

well done
coopesg 2017-01-22 16:42:19

Pay close attention to the presenter to make sure you understand what is being said. I had to go back and repeat some of the slides multiple times to clearly understand what was said.
VortexStarr 2017-01-17 12:01:19

This lesson is very very informative and will greatly enhance your ability to determine whether or not you will see convection initiate in a given atmospheric condition, and how strong that convection can get.
pic2 2017-01-11 16:11:12

This is on the job training.
NordeenJ93 2016-12-07 22:38:43

This was a really easy course to pay attention to due to the graphics. I am a visual learner and seeing things as the narrator describes it really helps. Even those who aren't going into a meteorology field should take this course.
hollyster_12 2016-12-02 09:44:35

RNShuler89 2016-11-20 23:29:46

Being a novice and not having any prior experience/knowledge with the terminology in this lesson, adding a vocabulary page with the key terms would increase the ability for others to succeed.
spttr17 2016-11-11 10:42:32

This module is entirely video. It's a slidshow with some graphs and a narrator whose words appear on the screen (you could probably watch it with the sound off). It needs more questions throughout the lesson to keep the student engaged. However, it was informative and a great way to reinforce basic convection lessons.
yjh3044 2016-10-21 13:12:56

cascoteam 2016-10-19 00:01:27

Good course
lbk9125 2016-10-08 00:52:00

drwater 2016-09-11 15:10:19

Skew T-log P diagram: need labels on the axis with quantity and unit. It would be nice to have one slide explaining the diagram in depth before walking through examples.
Odri 2015-10-03 14:22:12

Concept of buoyancy very nicely explained. Would highly recommend.
NWS Newton,KS 2015-06-28 17:46:36

A great module to start on greatly recommend it to new people in meteorological studies.
EQ 2015-02-23 17:35:49

Excellent module , if you are new to Meteorology I would advise you to start here.
jdaly19 2014-05-02 11:20:45

Excellent module, clearly explains the basics of convective processes.
msisione 2014-04-10 09:47:47

It was bit hard and challenging but thanks be to God I managed to get above pass mark and relevant knowledge.
Geej15 2013-07-13 15:20:09

Had a little trouble understanding the Moist and dry adiabat stuff and feel like it maybe could have been fleshed out a bit better but overall it was awesome!
reddolphin 2013-05-14 13:41:47

Very clear and well organized presentation. I found it helpful to download the print version to supplement the audio [to make sure I heard what I thought I heard] Also, I have bookmarked the glossary from the prior module in this course. Suggest that a glossary link be part of all modules.
God's Rebel 2013-04-29 09:15:35

This was a difficult one for me to take but when I passed it was worth it and all the knowledge that I now have is grand!! I would most certainly recommend for someone who is very interested in weather!!