SO470C - Meteorology Capstone
The material for this course is an ongoing work in progress. I welcome all comments and correction pertaining to the content below. Please email comments and corrections to:
Course policy & syllabus (modified 10 Jan 2018)
Advice from 2010, 2011, and 2012
Picking a topic, and appropriate sources
Paper grading rubric (part of policy stmt)
Journal of Young Investigators: Guide to Scientific Writing
Journal search links
American Meteorological Society (AMS)
ProQuest Atmospheric Science collection
Citation example: COMET module
COMET, 2004: Ensemble forecasting explained. University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Module 156.
Where can I get data?
EdMAPS data repository from the USNA Oceanography Dept
NCAR Research Data Archive Great source for gridded datasets (you need to create a free acct)
ERA-Interim from the ECMWF (you need to create a free acct first)
NCDC Land-based datasets and products: at certain stations (KNAK, for example), T, Td, rainfall, wind direction & speed; also archived radar data (and a link to a plotting software)
NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory:Gridded and reanalaysis data (make plots, download raw NetCDF data)
Plymouth State University: Wide archive of meteorological data
What are the format guidelines for my capstone paper?
Oceanography department paper guidelines, particularly the title page