Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
Michigan Technological University
Forecasting Lake Effect Snow in Lake Superior region part of Cutting Edge:Hurricanes-Climate Change Connection:Activities
This exercise is designed to present the realistic problems of forecasting weather. Lake effect snows are hard to forecast because they depend on information that isn't part of the regular set of information and involve some pretty specific things that integrate the location of the site with surrounding environment. Even places close by can get totally different forecasts. When you have a regional forecast, it doesn't really address lake effect snows, unless the forecaster really focuses. So the exercise aims to show the value of broad critical thinking in meteorology, and it is very dramatic, because the difference between 36 inches and whiteout and clear blue sky is undeniable.
Use of Metacognitive wrappers for field experiences part of Cutting Edge:Metacognition:Classroom Tactics
Contributors: Thomas Brown and Bill Rose Developed at the 2008 workshop, The Role of Metacognition in Teaching Geoscience. Course level: intro Description of the metacognitive tactic: Use of Blooms taxonomy levels ...
William Rose part of Cutting Edge:Hurricanes-Climate Change Connection:Workshop 08:Participant Profiles
William Rose Geological Eng Sciences Michigan Technological University 1400 Townsend Dr Houghton, MI 49931 906.487.2367 906.487.3371 (fax) email@example.com I have been teaching in university for 38 years, but needed ...