October 26

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You take care of the earth and water it, making it rich and fertile.
The river of God has plenty of water; it provides a bountiful harvest of grain, for you have ordered it so.
You drench the plowed ground with rain, melting the clods and leveling the ridges.
You soften the earth with showers and bless its abundant crops.
You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance.
The grasslands of the wilderness become a lush pasture, and the hillsides blossom with joy.
The meadows are clothed with flocks of sheep, and the valleys are carpeted with grain.
They all shout and sing for joy!

Psalm 65:9-13


So far we have looked at climate and weather globally.  Chapter 8 will help you understand your local weather – warm air masses, cold air masses, warm fronts, cold fronts, thunderstorms, ice storms, hurricanes and tornadoes.  By integrating what we have been learning about winds, atmospheric moisture and solar energy you will be able to better appreciate the factors that create your daily weather!

This week please

  • Read online notes 8 and the text, chapter 8
  • No readings from last week on Canvas by Tuesday midnight.
  • Lab 4 is due Tuesday, November 3.  This is a Quiz on Canvas.  You can take as much time as you like; it is open book; but you do have to do it all in one sitting.  Allow about 2-3 hours for it.
  • Make a good comment in the discussion forum on Canvas by Saturday midnight.  These are pretty easy marks, so please take advantage of them!  And it is a great way to get to know your classmates.
  • The Final Exam is Tuesday, December 8, 6-7 pm.  This is scheduled by the Registrar; I cannot make alternate arrangements.  Like the midterm, you must use Chrome web browser as it will be monitored by Proctorio.  Make sure you do the test quiz on Canvas to make sure your technology works.

Questions?  Please email me!   bmartin@corpuschristi.ca  I should respond within 24 hours on weekdays.  Weekends I take off.

Dr. Bruce Martin