S-290 Unit 6: Atmospheric Stability

S-290 Unit 6: Atmospheric Stability
anitarose@fs.fed.us 2018-04-17 18:46:32

No comments
tstephens@lucastexas.us 2018-04-16 16:47:54

Too much information in one setting.
brittperkk 2018-04-12 17:22:43

Too long, not conducive to learning
fireman46 2018-04-10 23:54:29

hard to fully understand and hard to follow as this unit is very long, too long in my opinion. several of the lessos were inclear making the quiz overly difficult.
ffmbair 2018-04-09 13:08:24

Neutral
Salim1 2018-04-08 22:10:04

Yy
nwinchel 2018-04-05 14:19:50

i have a learning disability and this was hard for me!!
MichaelMoore175 2018-04-05 12:10:09

g
Khalidq95 2018-04-04 03:51:15

ffd
Zmac56 2018-04-01 10:02:59

good lesson
tbalbiani 2018-03-30 16:43:41

A lot of information
sven 2018-03-27 16:26:06

Some of the pictures were not obvious, like the altocumulus castellanus
mefrancis 2018-03-25 16:20:54

tough chapter
robertsj24 2018-03-21 20:20:27

A little too in depth on lapse rates, etc.....IMO.
glervold 2018-03-18 19:40:37

good
EKW11 2018-03-18 18:30:50

Good variety of pictures and animations help put together the elements of atmospheric stability, making it easier to understand storm behavior and weather warnings you may have noticed on wild fires.
viancyamaya 2018-03-16 15:34:30

NA
rosika14 2018-03-16 14:42:39

Better clarification but overall a good lesson
phisanche 2018-03-14 20:53:15

good course
chief3 2018-03-13 14:27:53

It would be nice on the questions that were wrong on the quiz would show the right answer as well as the wrong one so you know what or how you got it wrong.
ConservationDigest 2018-03-11 10:53:58

Buckle up, there is lots here to learn.
moehrle1 2018-03-11 08:08:07

ok
Rmcqueen1 2018-03-09 21:56:45

hard class
Alexandersmith 2018-03-08 22:11:23

adobe is outdated make changes to that couldnt even look at lessons
American 2018-03-05 01:25:01

I would add section quizzes that must be passed to progress. To ensure learning. I passed the quiz, but Im not confident in my knowledge of this material. Its a lot to take in.
Reedley 2018-03-01 18:30:11

sucked
daniel.fry1 2018-02-26 16:24:20

Test has some pictures that could go either way and there therefore we hard to pinpoint an exact answer.
salus004 2018-02-22 09:29:20

The lesson was too long. The inversion sections and cloud sections should have been individual units, that you did one after the other. Understanding would be improved by separating the topics and then having a section where you showed their interaction. Additional review questions in each section would also be helpful.
ellie9447 2018-02-21 13:12:04

The pictures are confusing.
roguemedic 2018-02-13 16:51:13

Better explanation of stability factors or quick review of basics to tie together
RangerKoi 2018-02-13 09:05:52

Good class.
ken33f72 2018-02-09 14:09:14

k
G.Stracke 2018-02-06 17:08:04

Quiz Feedback.
eslpd265 2018-02-03 15:10:02

Can't think of anything to change.
noahmiller2010 2018-01-31 14:22:33

tom many qiz questions. To much info for one quiz
redepidermis 2018-01-30 04:03:13

thanks
Trevor-1991 2018-01-28 04:15:42

thunderstorm info was great but I feel a lot of stuff could have been left out like the thousand example questions. that got annoying but the rest was awesome!
ccounce 2018-01-18 10:13:13

N/A
pdevora760 2018-01-17 22:06:15

good
marksomo 2018-01-17 11:23:11

need more slides for practice so learner can be good at recognizing elements.
jshowze01 2018-01-17 09:50:20

break these lessons up between air masses and clouds into different units
DMK.Knight 2018-01-15 21:15:28

It was great, Interactive videos and text. Able to learn with all the interactive ways.
ferenchak 2018-01-03 07:29:53

NOT AS RELEVANT TO EASTERN US SITUATIONS
Russell Merritt 2017-12-29 13:52:04

thank you
choa2017 2017-12-29 06:15:23

good
noraini91 2017-12-29 02:59:27

Good exposure to atmospheric stability beginners.
dterrell17 2017-12-24 09:38:10

There needs to be more time spent defining terms and noting the distinguishing factors of each.
makar82 2017-12-23 18:35:57

Thank you for the class
pcardiff 2017-12-22 09:02:05

I'm still not sure about the DALR, MALR - I have to research that up.
clsup26 2017-12-20 13:47:44

The length of the lesson made it difficult to stay focused. I would recommend separate, shorter quizzes for each section for better comprehension.
mow1808 2017-12-20 11:48:56

longer and more detail please
Varbear21 2017-12-18 13:36:23

good
tomboy4682 2017-12-05 01:27:22

OK
bobbymcmillen 2017-12-03 16:55:40

good one
e456198 2017-11-28 10:01:36

This was a lot of information, and the pictures used could be a bit ambiguous. It was very time consuming but there was good information.
calebmiller 2017-11-26 20:42:19

So much stuff.
601CHIEF 2017-11-26 12:41:13

if wrong answers were shown in summary it would be helpful
MauricePerfecto 2017-11-08 20:50:56

This was the most tedious of the units so far. Take your time and be sure to go through all exercises and videos.
Smcgonigal 2017-11-08 12:52:14

Lots and lots of data, sometimes confusing. The learning part was good and stuff is well explained, but summary charts or something are really needed to put all the pieces together. Hard to remember all the elements described in this section - need a good reference document/sheet.
Danielhobbs 2017-11-07 20:21:53

good
mnevins2017 2017-11-07 16:13:46

this is great
oOWAELOo 2017-11-05 18:20:29

u make the quiz's answers hard to find!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!and make the lessons to hard to understand make it simple !!!!!!!!!!!!
qalsaggaf2017 2017-11-05 16:29:46

nothing
ahmed.sh 2017-11-04 16:10:51

nothing
gmorettini 2017-10-25 17:59:20

Pay attention to cloud types
engine61 2017-10-21 10:57:39

N/A
seraphim0311 2017-10-19 16:24:54

needs better pictures
izzieditmarson 2017-10-13 16:21:48

While this lesson did help deepen my understanding of weather conditions to look for as a firefighter, the format was not the greatest. I would have preferred to take this unit in a classroom setting where I would be able to ask a teacher questions and have open discussion with others.
Mikukar10 2017-10-06 23:43:56

Djdj
CoshenSr 2017-09-28 17:52:03

n/a
rsantino 2017-09-27 13:28:54

Too long. needs to be split in two.
nicktorrence 2017-09-26 20:52:21

na
JPONTS 2017-09-26 17:24:36

na
edbyrnes 2017-09-26 14:09:55

Hard But Very Informative.
ColtonC905 2017-09-24 16:44:40

Some of the content could use more explanation.
jtyer 2017-09-21 16:31:50

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Agamiochipi 2017-09-21 15:17:58

I think this course should be taught in class.
rdiaz32 2017-09-20 14:09:06

ok
brandoncovey@cableone.net 2017-09-19 08:23:51

he pictures are not great and its hard to figure out what your looking at.
Firepug 2017-09-13 18:54:02

nope
zzynell 2017-09-10 10:57:09

I feel that some of the material could have been explained in simpler terms, which would have made it much easier to understand.
ghamache 2017-09-05 16:42:55

Thought the others were overreacting... but it is very long
w1001482 2017-08-30 14:54:54

This information was difficult and could have been explained better
bnorthrop611 2017-08-24 23:30:30

hard chapter and long quiz
EBK17 2017-08-23 10:34:58

I do not like that the page will change as soon as the audio is done. Also I normally cant just go back a page. if I hit the previous button I never know how far back it will take me. These are problem in all sections.
karsten 2017-08-22 20:39:41

to much, to long
jtomastarrago 2017-08-20 10:19:38

I really learnt new contents but also I enhanced some others. I totally enjoyed this lesson. Also it can be applied in other leasure activities like mountaneiring
timjthompson 2017-08-20 09:55:02

"Which of the following statements best describes an inversion?" this question is not easily answered and still does not make sense to me... The "What is stability?" part of the lesson was too technical for my purposes. It should be be less technical and easier to understand. It even says in the lesson this is what "meteorologists" use and do.. Firefighters just need the basic understanding and then have drop down for extra learning about the subjects for more details. The rest of the lesson was alright but hard to follow because I was still trying to understand the first part.
Delmarday 2017-08-12 18:06:51

learned a lot form this section, well done
jcbrowne 2017-07-30 16:29:29

Very useful information into the formation of different types of clouds, thunderstorm formation stages and how stability and instability affects the winds, cloud and even control of fires. Mandatory for anyone in fire or forest management or anyone interested in the outdoors...e.g. hiking, camping etc
Krisclowry 2017-07-23 19:14:17

n/a
casedoge 2017-07-10 21:16:12

Some time lapse of cloud formations would be usefull
navam405 2017-07-06 22:52:19

Firefighters make the best weatherman, great section learned a lot. 26 question quiz
Sapper09 2017-06-24 18:45:14

its too dry I recommend just what is necessary for a firefighter to know and leave out the rest for personal further study
trexmpa 2017-06-21 20:48:34

sucks
fabian41294 2017-06-17 13:53:44

Course was very well done. Leaned a lot from it.
bra20 2017-06-12 22:05:23

I just hate weather so I'm staying neutral on this unit.
teresanorth74@gmail.com 2017-06-12 14:26:08

E.Holt 2017-06-08 14:11:54

y
e476657 2017-06-08 00:15:24

Too many questions
todayweather 2017-06-05 15:36:17

another lesson with more details for formation of the cloud and thunderstorms elements and the stability of the air, more information and pictures with a lot of exercises
45016 2017-06-02 18:18:22

hard unit
EvanMHill 2017-06-02 15:35:28

too long, very poorly explained, cloud types not well defined.
425334 2017-05-31 16:20:32

too long
joey5963 2017-05-28 00:28:21

This lesson was a little more difficult than the previous lessons. There was much more to it. It was broken down to help with the understanding, however the first section was very difficult to follow.
AliciaMay 2017-05-26 00:04:09

NA
s-290290 2017-05-24 07:59:29

na
gdlauderdale@gmail.com 2017-05-20 17:36:19

I felt many of the subjects were poorly explained. Especially air parcels. It would say, "if one parcel of air rises relative to another air parcel..." why would they do this? What is the difference between these two air parcels that would cause one to rise and the other sink? A little more explanation would be beneficial. Additionally I felt that some of the pictures of clouds were insufficient. They failed to show the whole picture and therefore made it difficult to reach the desired conclusion of the lesson.
grhill 2017-05-20 16:52:43

No Comment
Drummerboy83 2017-05-16 15:16:57

This lesson was particularly difficult for me to understand, and took a bit of re-reading to grasp some of the cloud formation concepts it presented.
Drummerboy83 2017-05-16 15:16:57

This lesson was particularly difficult for me to understand, and took a bit of re-reading to grasp some of the cloud formation concepts it presented.
RME24 2017-05-16 06:25:23

Lots of good information
dost77 2017-05-12 15:08:46

More difficult to navigate site.
SMK82 2017-05-11 16:04:04

A nice recap on things I forgotten during college.
bombero1176 2017-05-10 17:26:47

this has to be the worst test given. why are there some questions with up to 6 answers? on the face of it there are 26 questions but more than half of those require a multi-part answer. that's ridiculous, break the questions up.
STW24 2017-05-05 01:40:51

great
TALBEMER0711 2017-05-02 17:01:05

There was a whole lot of information in this lesson. Maybe consider splitting it into two units?
2017-05-02 10:12:18

There was a lot of material to cover and better pictures could have been found for some of the examples, but overall a good lesson
musser.malichi@gmail.com 2017-04-30 17:47:02

really needed to be spread out into 2 sections
dangeer100 2017-04-28 19:08:07

seemed to be very overcomplicated. Overall this lesson raised more questions than answers.
akjordan 2017-04-28 16:56:57

good class
wesnorris 2017-04-26 19:07:21

good
Shrugs21 2017-04-16 23:50:27

na
jmoser 2017-04-13 14:46:34

More on understanding how adiabatic rates affect stability
BC313 2017-04-09 10:49:37

Don't make us take these surveys to get our certificate...
JBarghausen 2017-04-08 08:47:59

great.
jakdeuce 2017-04-06 18:25:56

This format is hard to follow.The questions are tough to understand. For a online class this is very difficult to do. A book would help a great deal. I searched all over for one and ended up getting the workbook which is just as tough to use. Way to many quizzes to pass
spo2194 2017-04-05 23:18:12

Awesome
cpepper3 2017-04-05 14:36:07

There were some images where the student needed to classify things that were kind of obscure. This was a lot of information at once and it was quite dense.
MJEvans46 2017-03-24 19:38:12

good info
curtisjensen 2017-03-24 19:13:26

some of your cloud pictures were misleading
TAB131 2017-03-22 23:14:17

This section is so hard. Very difficult
matthew2017 2017-03-21 15:23:12

with this lesson it should of been broken down in another chapter
jcor333 2017-03-14 20:58:50

Way way too long
tmares1128 2017-03-14 14:59:10

Unit is too long. Should be broken up.
Trickynik98 2017-03-13 16:58:50

I felt that The information in the course itself did not really help out with the quiz.
Cjensennjffsa1 2017-03-05 11:32:32

More clear explanations.
pmicono 2017-03-01 12:09:06

vf
cvezino 2017-03-01 12:08:56

nkj
scervi 2017-02-26 20:45:50

This unit had almost too much information to absorb for one test. Nearly overwhelming, I did manage to get through it but it was the toughest test so far.
dsenese 2017-02-26 19:17:33

Very informative, the quiz was very challenging!
aalessi87 2017-02-20 22:23:08

N/A
N0trdam1 2017-02-19 15:04:01

cjv0110 2017-02-15 04:05:37

:)
kender 2017-02-12 13:38:47

banelson88 2017-02-07 09:17:23

Too long, a LOT of information is put to you. Would possibly help to separate into two units.
Bialo38 2017-02-04 18:01:32

Way too long of a block. Need to condense or split into different blocks
aarthen 2017-02-03 17:50:41

aarthen 2017-02-03 17:50:41

Dhuber337 2017-02-01 18:24:13

This section took too long.
R Andrews 2017-02-01 11:42:34

section 2 cloud formation answers need to be checked out contradictory.. test question 5 needs to be thrown out and replaced over all this unit should be cut down into smaller pieces
liveinredding 2017-01-30 23:18:56

this lesson was tough
Taylor Elkins 2017-01-28 17:33:16

I woke last night to the sound of thunder. How far off I sat and wondered.
Michelbbnt 2017-01-16 13:43:07

FALTA EXPLICAR MEJOR LOS CONCEPTOS
waldrup 2017-01-10 14:20:45

VMK8 2017-01-09 11:22:27

1
gabrown 2016-12-30 15:57:09

This is a class that requires better explanation and not asking questions before the teaching is done.
scottfitz 2016-12-18 15:49:07

thanks
actionjackson23 2016-12-08 23:28:46

Not well organized
atmsct 2016-12-02 09:23:22

Good basic course.
kiefer583 2016-11-30 06:22:51

joeyramon1 2016-11-28 13:07:59

This is a college level course compressed into a few slides leading to mostly memorization and a weak understanding of the intricate concepts at play.
skubedew 2016-11-24 15:09:09

Good lesson, but was a bit much too crammed and tough to grasp concepts.
csturges 2016-11-21 09:56:19

great
Jim Burrow 2016-11-19 04:40:13

Good easy to understand description of lapse rates and stability of atmosphere. New insights into inversion layers.
CBenoit 2016-11-16 15:39:45

none
jscrafford 2016-11-15 18:07:01

poorly worded and confusing questions/answers
madillon68 2016-11-13 11:26:27

A lot of scientific info that is useful and well presented
blunk0744 2016-11-13 08:42:55

It is useful information but would take me a lot of time to fully comprehend and retain all of this information.
traivs.tindell 2016-11-08 14:49:40

why do i have to complete the survey every time?
TimRossman 2016-10-30 18:51:33

Great Format!
Lyndzaw80 2016-10-25 17:57:18

Good information...long, but informative.
dkimonye 2016-10-24 06:09:15

A very good lesson for study
kaoneill 2016-10-22 22:59:18

I had some trouble with one of the matching activities (clouds and atmospheric stability I think?) otherwise great module, I learned a lot and it helped solidify some information that I've been having a hard time with.
cr898005@ohio.edu 2016-10-18 18:42:17

Would be nice to know which question you forgot to answer so you don't have to flip through every question one by one in a 26 question review...
mdunham 2016-10-02 16:02:50

graphics did not work
basher911 2016-10-01 14:00:20

Good class information wise. It's unacceptable that people have found an error with photos on the final test and that it hasn't been corrected. I used two different browsers and had to completely guess on questions that required photos. I passed so I guess I'm good at guessing!
mmcpeak 2016-09-27 10:50:37

it long. The questions that had multiple pictures would not load so made difficult to answer question.
Ameiers 2016-09-24 15:33:27

more problems with pictures on quiz
Dusty 2016-09-22 12:58:18

If given the option try old format before new. Photos necessary for Unit 6 Quiz failed to load on questions 17 and 20 perhaps a third when done in the new suggested format. This could be make or brake in your passing the quiz. Topics here were covered well by comparison to other Met. classes I've encountered outside of Comet. Moving diagrams are not always available in lectures/online courses as they are found here. Concepts are still tricky and require repetition to grasp.. A couple photos don't represent concept well and could cause some confusion, but overall I thought media was better than I've seen elsewhere.
joaquincorder 2016-09-14 04:41:53

Me ha gustado mucho esta unidad. Toca materia que no conocía y que me aportan otra visión de un incendio. Eso si, es más para un técnico o un director de extinción que para un combatiente.
Rdunlap 2016-09-08 17:58:28

This unit is explained terribly and the quiz is horrible. Several of the pictures in the quiz did not show up and require some plug in. The quiz is entirely too long and a huge waste of time if you get under 70%, which everyone in my Fire Dept. did the first time
Bdaniel57 2016-08-22 14:45:42

n/a
Braley 2016-08-15 14:28:17

Terrible explanations, videos skipping past important parts, and all too condensed overall.
jeff perry 2016-05-20 19:21:00

It would have been nice if the content and the test had anything to do with each other. This unit was terrible.
Jshum8 2016-03-23 20:39:49

As a Firefighter this was WAY too much info that I will never use in real life. This should be more geared towards what we would really do it would be much better. This course seems like this would be more for someone who wants to be a Meteorologist not a FF.
djans 2016-01-04 17:28:09

The information in the chapter quiz asks questions that are not contained in the chapter material making it difficult to succeed. There should be a review of the test and the chapter and add the appropriate material or remove the questions from the test. [Editor's note 2016-01-04: Some users are most likely not viewing the entire lesson. The design of this lesson includes horizontal navigational tabs with access to 4 sections of content. There are also notes on the last frame of each section with directions to continue to the next section. An analysis of quiz results from thousands of users shows no issues with any of the quiz questions. ]
jacosta 2015-04-04 21:31:59

A lot of good information, but very time consuming also.
dougtape 2015-03-11 17:53:17

This unit should be broken into the 4 sections, or at least 2 to be more digestible. Also videos were confusing, and did not seem to represent the phenomenon as well as the animations.
Colton.Ferguson 2014-11-04 13:50:45

Good Section. Very informative.
Brendon Nelson 2014-05-22 19:46:15

very useful!
BaronAlm 2014-05-12 23:40:35

Did GREAT during all the practice quizes throughout yet only scored a 76% on the actual quiz! Really? I know most of the information I had viewed. (You have to click "continue" or "Next question" instead of "Next." If you click "next", it will pass over quite a bit of essential information. Needless to say, this quiz/unit alone brought my Average down to an 88%... unacceptable in my book! Other than the complications, most of the material is quite informative.
awhite28 2014-04-28 08:33:43

I just clicked next whenever it asked me to and somehow missed huge sections of this unit - everything on thunderstorms and inversions. I was quite surprised to see all that information on the test. [Editors note 2014-04-28: Several reviewers indicate that they were unable to find the information that is covered in the quiz. Though all the topics are accessible as tabs near the top of the page, the navigation at the end of each section did not directly link to the next section to continue. This oversight in functionality has been corrected.]
bridgland77 2014-04-28 08:29:23

Awful unit. Quite a bit to comprehened, and then less than half was actually on the quiz. Of the 26 questions, 16 dealt specifically with clouds and inversions, which were not discussed AT ALL in the unit. Took over 2 hours to complete the quiz since i had to get online to learn about these two topics. This unit needs to be altered. [Editors note 2014-04-28: Several reviewers indicate that they were unable to find the information that is covered in the quiz. Though all the topics are accessible as tabs near the top of the page, the navigation at the end of each section did not directly link to the next section to continue. This oversight in functionality has been corrected.]
ritterlms22 2014-04-24 19:16:05

I actively participated and learned during the unit, and I got every practice question right during the module, yet only got a 77% on the final quiz? I do not like how the quiz is scored and laid out. Very long and informative, but the pictures could be a little better, and the questions could be more direct.
mikey61 2014-02-18 14:43:02

A very comprehensive module on weather.The best I have taken. The exercises really made me think and brought the learning together.
3zero1 2014-02-17 16:34:49

I don't see why this module would get a bad review. I found it very informative and easy to navigate, as long as you follow the directions given. Yes, it is a little long, but there is a lot of information related to the topic that needed to be understood. Good stuff.
God's Rebel 2014-01-30 10:36:45

This is a great module and I recommend it to any one wanting to learn more about cloud and inversion formation. It is very easy. As for being longer, 3 to 4 hours to complete, I just took two days to complete it. As for "awhite28"'s review, they just clicked next and not the tabs at the top of the page. They tell you all about thunderstorms and inversions. I do not know why this module has so many bad reviews. It is the best module that I have found on clouds. It is very easy to understand and has all kinds of pictures of what they are talking about while they are talking about it. Please disregard all the bad reviews about this module and take it yourself. Just remember, spread it out over two days and don't forget to click on the tabs at the top of the page. I am training to be a meteorologist and this is the only module I have found so far that describes the clouds so well. It is one of the best modules that I have taken on the whole METED site.
phoule002 2013-12-29 01:31:55

i have to agree with the unit being broken into more and much smaller units, it also seems you put less emphasis on thunderstorms in your lecture and more focus on it during the quiz.
JAJONES 2013-12-12 13:50:35

Literally, there was a picture showing frontal inversion in the module and SAME exact picture in the test - which I answered frontal and it was incorrect? Really?? VERY, VERY long and segmented out makes it even more confusing.
Smokeyham 2013-09-15 17:20:44

Reviewed September 15, 2013 As others have said, this unit really needs to be broken up into smaller units. This would assist us in better learning the materials. Many of us taking the course in work environments where we are interrupted, and the length of this unit makes it difficult to come back to the place you left off. The material presnented is good, and worth learning.
badg3r 2013-08-14 15:12:28

Good section, all useful information, not as hard as everyone is describing.
soren04 2013-08-04 15:05:19

this unit takes awhile...
Shotski 2013-06-02 00:55:25

This unit is long, but the great thing is that there are these tab thingamagigs that allows one to go back over the information. Don't think you will be able to blow through this, take it slow and serious.
dnausha 2013-05-29 22:56:25

Prepare yourself for this unit. Very long and dry.
chartonmj 2013-05-26 18:27:01

Yeah, what they said. this unit blows!
ianalpinist 2013-02-28 07:19:47

Couldn't agree more with the two comments before mine. This section has a lot of information. Should be broken down into smallersections.
schaal97 2013-01-23 14:12:27

I agree with dalenjffs. Great information, but needs to be broken down into smaller sections for the quiz. A lot of important information covered and should be broken down to be able to focus on it all.
dalenjffs 2013-01-08 01:33:17

This unit is to long with all the information that you have to know for the quiz. It needs to be broke down in sections for the quiz to be taken. This unit has alot of information that is vary useful.