• ESCI 4340: Severe Weather (Spring 2014)
  • This course focuses on introducing mesoscale weather systems including thunderstorms, squall lines and hurricanes, as well as the mechanisms of tornado and lightning. The methods of observing, analyzing, and predicting these severe weather systems with the interpretation of satellite and radar images will also be introduced in this class.
  • ESCI 5490/ CMSS 6590: Programming in Earth Sciences (Fall 2014)
  • This course is to enhance the programming skills of graduate students under various scientific programming environments. The focus is on the data analysis and problem solving using Python, MATLAB and IDL. The contents of the course include the basic concepts of the operating systems and high level programming languages, basics of programming in Python, general data analysis methods and tools, common scientific data formats, publication quality scientific graphics, the critical steps of building a large programming project, and the webpage programming with simple HTML language. The final project will be closely tied to each graduate student’s dissertation research. Though Python is encouraged to finish assignments and the final project, IDL and MATLAB are also permitted to use in the class.